A few more paintings are about to travel to new cities and for that I am beyond grateful. This one, Kanata, is leaving Good Earth Café today and so I'll stop by to hang yet another piece in its stead. Throughout the years I have always been amazed at how many of my paintings have been purchased after showing the work in public spaces. Such a huge honour.
The Mohawk word 'kanata' was originally believed to be the origin of Canada's name but early explorer Jacques Cartier learned in his travels that it actually originated from the Iroquoian word 'canada' meaning 'village' or 'settlement'.
Since the canoes are 'Sacred Vessel' and the transition to tipis has been seamless, a natural flow and progression of the work, I've been calling this series 'Sacred Space'. So, with the beautiful weather this week and the support of so many wonderful people who appreciate what I do enough to want to live with it in their own homes, their own personal sanctuaries, their sacred space, it has been another great day.
AIRdirondack Art Project