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Mishibinijima Private Art Gallery
c/o James Simon
426 Lakeshore Road,
Wikwemikong, Ontario
Manitoulin Island
705-859-3871 P0P 2J0

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

LANDSCAPE by MISHIBINIJIMA

Title: PEBBLE BEACH - Mess - sinni - skak
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 24" x 18"

PEBBLE BEACH: To see and witness Mishipeshu the sea serpent with friends stayed with us since the nineteen seventies. Every now and then topic about this serpent sighting  talked about and decided to paint experience on canvas, one needs to pay attention where "White - Yellow - and - Yellow Ochre are the only colors used creation of this painting and made over thousand shades of color. The real challenge putting those colors into forms without conflicts. 

ART VIEWERS COMMENT: Accomplishing a play of light on this piece magnificent which no other artist have done, to be done on your first landscape on canvas will demonstrate a step above the rest on your following pieces, just watch and replied thank you for your kind words.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

JAMES SIMON MISHIBINIJIMA: RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL PAINTINGS

P  A  M  A
PEEL  REGION  MUSEUM AND  ARCHIVES  
June 29 - Oct. 15, 2017 - 6:00 PM
9 Wellington Street East
Brampton, Ontario
L6W 1Y1
905-791-4055

Included as part of PEELS 150: STORIES of CANADA
This exhibition presents a series of thirty paintings by a First Nation Artist that interpret his mother's experiences while she was a student at the residential school in Spanish, Ontario. They present symbolic forms the trauma of his mother's years as a student. 
PAMA -PEEL ART GALLERY and MUSEUM ARCHIVES - Link



What am I going to do with these forty originals when all said and done and certainly I can't give them away because that gesture would create animosity which I don't want and purpose.

Courtesy of my wife Jean photographing skills, this photo will be used towards the book titled Indian Residential School Illustrations by Mishibinijima
book launch scheduled June 28, 2017 at Brampton PAMA art gallery where everyone can view forty piece art project.

At sixty-three years old viewing this photograph noticing the weight loss since Prostate Cancer, Strep Throat and Gallbladder health issues since turning sixty and weight being today at one hundred and eighty nine pounds, life's purpose be seen gradually where only you will know an elder shared once.

I'm still very fortunate no prescription pharmaceutical medication as I see others in my community prescribed in quantities and remembering my mother with eighteen to twenty daily pills which was disturbing to see.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

SEVEN GRANDFATHER ILLUSTRATIONS by MISHIBINIJIMA: PUBLICATION

P U B L I S H I N G    P R O J EC T  -  2017
 
Title:       SEVEN GRANDFATHERS
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        30" x  20"
SEVEN GRANDFATHER PUBLISHING: To finally publish Mishibinijima Seven Grandfather Illustration Project - 2007 has everyone excited, originals shown below accompanies publishing project and show this unique art style MISHIBINIJIMA PRIVATE ART GALLERY - 2017

NOTICE: A client visit over the weekend revised a concept we had in Germany from 1992-2002 where a sponsorship can host Mishibinijima's Private Art Exhibition inside a residence and open to private viewing audience with art collectors.

My oldest Grandchild Cassidy and myself Feb. 12.

CASS
BACKYARD: POP-PAWS & KENDRA NINE YEARS AGO
MY GIRL - LIBERTY

Title:        THE MISSING
Medium:  Acrylic on Canvas
Size:         20" x 18"
Price:        $ 2500.00

Title:        SECRET TO A LONG RELATIONSHIP
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        20" x 18"
Price:      $2500.00
LEGEND: Forty-two years ago, we each sat down with medicine man OSAWAMICK and told us the secret to a long relationship. This teaching be shared with individuals who purchase this painting and teaching shared individually the same way Sam thought us, only way it to work between couples.

We shared this teaching with people and still together. 

Title:        DIPLOMACY - Spirit of the TALKING STICK
Medium:  Acrylic on Canvas
Size:          20" x  18"
Price:        $ 2500.00
LEGEND: Spirit inside a Talking Stick offers clear understandings in dialogue, one holding the stick is the only person who speaks his or her mind.

Title:       UNDERSTANDING RESPECT
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        20" x  18"
Price:       $ 2500.00
LEGEND: Foundation of self-respect arrives through the Seven Grandfather Teachings where each teaching needs nourishment of truth. 


Title:        TAKE ONLY WHAT YOU NEED
Medium:  Acrylic on Canvas
Size:         20" x  18"
Price:        $2500.00
LEGEND: Humanity can reflect it's natural surrounds if looked upon with an open mind and learn what we've become. Early nineteen sixties elder story-tellers thought us about hard times coming forth judging by deterioration of tree tops going dry, pathways by the "tree of life" will go astray.   

Title:       SELF RESPECT
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        "20" x 18"
Price:       $ 2500.00
LEGEND: Reminder of making promises to yourself, to break that promise, how can you make a promise to someone else if you can't keep your own.

Title:       WISDOM
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        20" x 18"
Price:       $ 2500.00
LEGEND: Speak the truth and speak in clarity to others, and those people will always return.

Title:        SACRED  WATER
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:       20" x 18"
Price:     $ 2500.00
LEGEND: Fresh drinking water the most important resource to mankind, few short decades from now, this will be gone.

Title:       DESTINY
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        20" x 18"
Price:       $ 2500.00
LEGEND: As we get older each day, we look upon our loved ones in a different light of closeness. 
Title:        RESPONSIBILITIES  of  LIBERTY
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        20"  x   18"
Price:       $ 2500.00
LEGEND: Mankind has limitations towards the natural environment, his actions has timeless recuperation towards all life in general, misuse of water and the air he breathes the first sign in what's to come.


Title:        SACRED STAFF
Medium:  Acrylic on Canvas
Size:         20"  x  18"
Price:        $2500.00
LEGEND: Human communication brings clearer understandings to it's listeners. 
Title:        SACRED GROUND
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        20" x  18"
Price:       $ 2500.00
LEGEND: To honor life brings understandings towards life cohabitation on Mother Earth where each has a purpose to exist, mankind was given custodianship to it's natural surrounds and not exploit.

Title:       THE GRANDMOTHER
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:       16" x 16"
Price:      SOLD

Book agent Mr. TOM SMART and MISHIBINIJIMA
Book launching 2017 of: PICTOGRAPHS by MISHIBINIJIMA along with INDIAN RESIDENTIAL  SCHOOL  ILLUSTRATIONS  by MISHIBINIJIMA.
2016 - 2017 Seven Grandfather Art Project by Mishibinijima will be a perfect backdrop for Book Launch & Art Exhibition.  

LAURENTIAN UNIVERSITY: ABORIGINAL DAY CELEBRATIONS 


1978 - 1985: NATIVE ART by MISHIBINIJIMA: It was memorable to see James Simon Mishibinijima art displayed for this wonderful occasion in Sudbury, Ontario, many thanks - GAUTHIER ART COLLECTION

Thursday, October 22, 2015

MISHMOUNTAIN ORIGINALS

MISHIBINIJIMA  PICTOGRAPHS  1969-2016
Question: What will my original sketchbooks become once their published?
STATEMENT: My life long homework.
Yard work motivation, eight hours on my riding lawn tractor, and loving it.

MISHMOUNTAIN  MINIATURE  ART   PROJECT -  "SOLD OUT"
This project originally had twenty-four - 20" x 16 originals and five left, no longer painting Mishmountain such a small scale.

Shipping crate and thank you
To build custom shipping crates for Mishmountain art collectors takes great care.
Title:        THE SLEEPING GIANT 
               "NORVAL MORRISSEAU"
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        48" x 24"

SLEEPING GIANT: I've struggled with this painting dedicating to the Late Norval Morrisseau in deciding how much Mishibinijima's symbolism should included.
I have tremendous respect towards pioneers of native art, it thought everyone openness towards spiritual understanding and sharing this knowledge to common everyday people...I can't stay thank you enough.


Title:       BLUE MOUNTAIN
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        40" x  24"
LEGEND: To venture the woodlands along the North Channel of Georgian Bay, every second as the sun goes down colors of this majestic region goes to sleep as well for another day. 
You can't help thinking native ancestors who walked and performed sacred ceremonies here still lingers as the inner spirit feels the homage that everything's safe.

Title:       THE WOODLANDS
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        24"  x   40"
LEGEND: Spiritual communication on Manitoulin do happen with certain people every now and then, feelings of being watched unexplainable. It's because ancient sacred ceremonies conducted over thousands of years still linger and just recognise the ground and surroundings, you'll find sweat lodge rocks used in ceremony turn shades of medicine wheel colors.

 Title:       CANADA
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        24" x  40"
LEGEND: Changing world creates spiritual diversity on turtle island. Culture holds the keys towards understanding people. language spoken during spiritual worship different honoring one Great Spirit like everyone else.  

Title:       THE MUSKOKA
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        18" x  48"
LEGEND: 
Title:       LITTLE BIGHORN
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        24" x  48"
LEGEND: The struggle continues.


Title:        SHADOW MOUNTAIN
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        40" x  24"
LEGEND: Shadow mountain represents turtle island, earth itself comes first before anything else. Life form represents the "shadows" of Mother Earth, were part of creation and nothing more.

Title:        MOUNT McKAY in THUNDER BAY
Medium:  Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        36" x  24"
LEGEND: To know yourself through ceremony unique as the practice itself, spirits that contain in the sacred smudge recognise dark forces that roam our natural surrounds, people who left before their time chose "walk the land" and not enter the next dimension.  
Title:       SPIRIT MOUNTAIN
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        32" x  54"

LEGEND: Everyone has a special place that offers personal meanings, this place is where scared offerings are made such as saying good-bye to a loved one. We all hurt different ways because each and everyone's different. Sacred smudge offers comfort with understandings. 
Title:       THE BAYFIELD
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        24" x 44"
LEGEND: Sacred bundles hold sacred items for spiritual communication, they serve as cleansing personal pathways one day we must enter by life's design.

Title:        THE COVE
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:         16"x 30" x 2
LEGEND: A story about a woman needing help after going into birth-labor one spring afternoon during the late 1800's. She harnessed up her sled and dog team and not to longer then she was on route. Every now and then, dogs came across a snow melt where exposed ground starting to form under the warming sun and how this woman perished, the dog's couldn't pull the sled of tiredness. 
Title:         THUNDER MOUNTAIN in TAMARACK HARBOR
Medium:  Acrylic on Canvas
Size:         47" x  97"

TAMARACK: Geographical land points along Tamarack Harbor holds ceremonial sacred sites, hearing many teachings about safe passage before going open waters this area also serves understanding guidance. Open water journey ceremonies also reflect life we lead on dryland and just as dangerous.
Title:       EARTH CHILD
Medium: Acrylic, Diamond Stone and Canvas
Size:        56" x 65"

EARTH CHILD: Mother embracing a child represents Grandmother the Moon embracing Mother Earth in the painting. To look upon this imagery and to know what's at steak toward our future generations grim and grave. Would people intentionally place a child in harms way? Humanity needs to wake-up no matter the cost towards it's environment.
Title:        PHILLIP EDWARD ISLAND
Medium:  Acrylic, Diamond Stone and Canvas
Size:         48" x 36"
Title:        Silent Cove
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        54" x 65"

Title:       STORY TIME in MACKINAW
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        78" x 44"
Location: Expressions Gallery, Stayner, Ontario


Title:        STRAWBERRY ISLAND
Medium: Acrylic, Diamond Stone and Canvas
Size:        78" x 44"
Title:       MOTHER and CHILD
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Title:       CUP and SAUCER
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Title: TAMARACK
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell visit to Mishibinijima Private Art Gallery

Title:        DREAMERS ROCK and the TREE OF LIFE
Medium:  Diamond Stone, Acrylic on Canvas
Size:         19" x 13"
Price:       SOLD
Title:       STURGEON COVE
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        22" x 18"
Price:       SOLD
Title:       TAMARACK
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        24" x 30"
Price:      SOLD
Title:       MAZENAZING
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        20" x 18"
Price:       SOLD 
Title:        McBEAN CHANNEL
Medium:  Acrylic on Canvas
Size:         20" x  16"
Price:        SOLD 
Title:       KILLARNEY
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        20" x  18"
Price:       SOLD
Title:        SPIRIT BAY
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        20" x  16"
Price:       SOLD
Title:       SPIRIT of MANITOULIN
Medium: Acrylic and Diamond on Canvas
Size:        98" x  48"

Title:       DREAMERS COVE
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:       16" x 10"
Price:      SOLD
Title:        Schreiber Island
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        16" x  19"
Price: -     SOLD
Title:        LONELY ISLAND
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        16" x 11"
Price:       SOLD
Title:       BLACKWATER
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:       20" x 16"
Price:      SOLD
Title:       BEAVERSTONE
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        20" x 16"
Price:       SOLD
Title:        PARTRIDGE ISLAND
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:       16" x 11"
Price:      SOLD
Title:        SPIRIT BAY
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:       18" x 14"
Price:      SOLD
                           
Title:       BUSTARD ISLAND
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:       16" x 10"
Price:      SOLD
Title:        Mother and and CHILDREN
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        22" x 22"
Price:       SOLD
Title:        FLOWER POT ISLAND
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        24" x 30"
Price:       SOLD
Title:      "SEVEN GRANDFATHER STONES" at "DREAMERS ROCK."
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        19" x 13"
Price:       SOLD
Title: EAST ISLAND
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size: 16" x 11"
Price: SOLD
Title:       WOLF CREEK
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        22" x 22"
Price:       SOLD
Title:        UNITY MOUNTAIN and MATRIARCH
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:         20" x 16"
Price:       SOLD
Title:        FITZWILLIAM ISLAND
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        16" x 11"
Price:       SOLD
Title:        SQUAW ISLAND
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:         24" x 30"
Price:       SOLD
Title:       HAYWARD ISLAND
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:       16" x  11"
Price:      $10,160.00

NOTICE: Sad news came from a gallery owner having this piece on consignment, this painting inside the galleries showcase Hayward Island by Mishibinijima was stolen. 2017-03-26 is when I got the news and Toronto Police investigating.
Title:       BELONGING
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        24" x 30"
Price:      SOLD
Title:        THE COVE
Medium:  Acrylic on Canvas
Size:         24" x 30
Price:        SOLD
Title:       MOTHER AND CHILD
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        18" x  14"   
Price:       SOLD
Title:       TAMARACK HARBOR
Medium: Acrylic on Canvas
Size:        19" x  13"
Price:       SOLD
Made a quick stop to visit my Sweet Mother before leaving for ROME
Mishmountain original in the Vatican Art Collection in Rome.
Mishibinijima private audience with Pope John Paul II
STATEMENT: From start to finish everyday between, ceremonial smudge performed to each Mishmountain original since 1969. Art contains images of spiritual protection because my mother taught, these pieces find their way to other family homes and need protection from negative energies to whomever owns it.