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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Happy Earth Day Aprill 22nd 2012

Sun Shines Brightest
24 x 24 collage on canvas
Inspired from the book
Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s back
A Native American year of moons
By Joseph Bruchac and Jonathan London
Sharing poem with permission from Author Joseph Bruchac 5/2010

Moon When Acorns Appear

When the world was new it was covered with water until Earth Elder, the Creator reached down to the mud below and placed it up onto Turtle’s back. Earth Elder shaped the sun and the stars, then sat for a moment, thinking of what was most needed, what would help the humans still to come.  That was when Earth Elder made the first tree, a great Oak with twelve branches arching over the land. Then, sitting down beneath it the sun shining bright, Earth Elder thought of food for the people, and acorns began to form. So it is, each year, when the sun shines brightest these first acorns come and our Pomo people gather this moon’s coming harvest.

Seventh Moon Pomo
The orginial piece is Sold but prints are available.

Big Moon
Inspired from the book, Thirteen Moons on Turtle’s back
A Native American Year of Moons,
by Joseph Bruchac and Jonathan London
Sharing poem with permission from Author Joseph Bruchac 5/2010

The elders say our land was shaped by Oh-zee-ho-so, the changer, who formed himself out of the dust which fell form Creator’s hands and after making the world. He pushed against the earth to rise and great mountains rose up on either side. Then the waters flowed into the place where he stood and made Lake Champlain, the lake we call Peh-ton-ba-gok, the waters between. When Oh-zee-ho-zo’s travels on this earth were done, he came back to rest by this lake once again,k making the circle complete. So it is that our own People of Dawn place one final moon at the end of the each cycle. We call it Kit-chee Kee sos, Big Moon. Its name is the last in our circle of seasons, thirteen moons on Old turtles back. 

Thirteeth Moon Abenaki
Orginial is availabe and prints.
24 x 24, prints 18 x 18

In honor of Earth day I share these piece of art work with you and the poems that inspired them from a book Called Thirteen Moons on Turtle's Back.

Today I teach a workshop all day and we are going to learn how to re use papers that would be discarded and make some Awesome Art out of it.. Look for pictures soon.

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