CONTACT THE GALLERY

Mishibinijima Private Art Gallery
c/o James Simon
426 Lakeshore Road,
Wikwemikong, Ontario
Manitoulin Island
705-859-3871 P0P 2J0
james.mishibinijima@gmail.com
Viewing by Appointments Only:
MISHMOUNTAINS by MISHIBINIJIMA
SEPTEMBER 2016 - $63.50 per square inch
SEPTEMBER 2017 - $64.00 per square inch
SEPTEMBER 2018 - $64.50 per square inch

MISHIBINIJIMA BIOGRAPHY & STATEMENT:
Please continue bottom of this page and see where it says older posts and there you'll find artist bio.

MISHIBINIJIMA SIGNATURE SERIES PUBLISHING:
Long awaited open end publishing of Mishmountain originals. This business plan conformed into three levels:
1. 1000 Artist Proofs autographed and numbered and distinction in size.
2. Open end publishing smaller size.
3. Art Card or greeting card format.

MISHIBINIJIMA ART COLLECTOR:
To walk around the gallery floors with Mishibinijima explaining each Mishmountain piece represents hospitality and professionalism she expressed to me this morning, I'll be back with my private viewing appointment and must apologize people who were locked out.

GROUP of SEVEN NATIVE ARTIST QUESTION: This question asked multiple times during Mishibinijima Private Art Gallery 2017 art season. During my early years, invitation came to me from a well known art gallery in southern Ontario to open the gallery's permanent native art collection. In attendance were up and coming and pioneer artist of the day. During this festive time I tried communicating and greet older artist congratulating them as well but the older wanted no part of artist dialogue while others were huddled around their private little circles that night and thought: Is this the way established artist act?. That evening and still today I don't care less about these people and didn't want any part of them. I shared my personal experience with a mentor medicine man and told me, Just focus what's in front of you and nothing matters if one of them said "hello" to you.
(This was my only time in my life I tried communicating with the group of seven native art member's.)

SIGNATURE SERIES by MISHIBINIJIMA ART EXHIBITION - 2017: To exhibit this many Signature Series by Mishibinijima is a one time event and very rare the last time being 1988 and this art exhibition a must see exhibit and only possible by appointment, it took me fifteen years to make twenty-four paintings - 705-859-3871

INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL ILLUSTRATIONS by MISHIBINIJIMA SECOND RUN PUBLISHING: So many people left out getting a copy of this book and needs a second run, I'm in the process of getting this second run done through prepaid orders, this way I'll know how much I need to get done and send those out soon as possible - Thank you..

INDIAN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL ILLUSTRATIONS by MISHIBINIJIMA: I feel great pride having my IRS art project home within two weeks and don't have any immediate plans having them on exhibit. Better place for them will be in shipping crates until something comes up for them or place them in the art market who knows, idea of having art exhibit and book opening been DONE.

PROSTATE CANCER: Family physician called the other day wanting me to come in: Your PSA blood test revealed you have prostate cancer and like to know what you're going to do and told her: I'll look into it. This afternoon I searched a tree I need for its inner bark enough to make four gallons of herbal drink that rids prostate cancer in thirty days and do this alone also.

NOTICE: This herbal drink handed down only shared with my inner circle of art collectors, people I know personally and sorry about internet correspondence not answered.

APPLY A GRANT THEY SAID: I never and will and never apply for any type of artist grant in Canada. Everything done nationally and internationally bought and paid for by Mishibinijima. Elder stated: If you have personal visions on this artist path, you pay and pay alone to succeed and be very careful who ventures into your most inner circle, through images you're leaving yourself open to negative energy and never forgot that lesson today, so much of this bad energy passed around and not coming close to it.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

MISHIBINIJIMA'S MISHMOUNTAINS SYMBOLS:

MISHIBINIJIMA'S PHOTOGRAPHIC SYMBOLISM'S

    
Ancient pictograph symbolisms were documented with a purpose on limestone, birch bark and dried animal hide. To study these symbols with the elders guidance allowed clarity towards today's humanity and the journey beyond. 
TREE MARKER - Ancient Anishinabe Pictograph revised by Mishibinijima.
A tree marker is a symbol that directs safe passage ways over the Great Lakes. These markers use to be all over "Bay of Thousand Islands" on Lake Huron, a duty given to them to point the right and safe passage when they were just tree saplings.
SACRED DWELLINGS - Ancient Anishinabe Pictograph revised by Mishibinijima.

This pictograph illustrates sacred dwellings or sacred lodges with Great Spirit Manitou within. A circle with a dot in the center represents spiritual presence in the old pictographs.  
GREAT SPIRIT - Ancient Anishinabe Pictograph revised by Mishibinijima

As it's noted above, a circle with a dot in the enter represents a spiritual presence of Great Manitou.
SACRED SMUDGING BOWL - Ancient Anishinabe Pictograph revised by Mishibinijima.

A smudging bowl brings sacred medicines into it, what you bring into it must be honorable.
THUNDER SPIRIT - Ancient Anishinabe Pictograph revised by Mishibinijima.

Thunder beings the main symbol that explains a great spirit coming from above, common name we hear is " Thunder Bird", why? When confrontation of these beings was established, they entered this world with the sound of Thunder entering our atmosphere. " higher beings."
SPIRIT WATCHING: Ancient Anishinabe Pictograph revised by Mishibinijima.

When the conscious mind speaks when wrongs are committed, we seem to look around and look for people who witnessed your wrong doings, presence of the great spirit every where and why you have the feeling someone seen you.
 BLACK THUNDER: Ancient Anishinabe Pictograph revised by Mishibinijima.

The ancient way this pictograph describe is a drawing of an eagle feather and myself, I revised the drawing by painting only it's shadow, I thought back in 1975, I'm offering respect and copyright to the first person who made this pictograph on limestone which represents the most sacred object in a sacred ceremony. 
SKIN OF MOTHER EARTH with BLACK THUNDER - Ancient Anishinabe Pictograph revised by Mishibinijima.

Skin of Mother Earth is a living organism connected to Black Thunder of Balance, within these two powerful symbols represents life which includes us. Were all connected to one main organism which is Mother Earth.
                                            
SKIN OF MOTHER EARTH with SACRED ANIMALS - Ancient Anishinabe Pictograph revise by Mishibinijima.

No one living being is more important to a blade of grass, what you do against creation is what you do to yourself. One earth, One life.

SKIN OF MOTHER EARTH - ALL LIFE FORMS  -  SPIRIT OF THE FOUR SEASON: Ancient Anishinabe Pictograph revised by MISHIBINIJIMA.

Mankind consciousness knows all life's equal, One day man will stray away from life's understandings about human survival, the more he strays, he finds out he stands alone and there's no animal around to teach him.

SKIN OF MOTHER EARTH and DAYS with SWEETGRASS: Ancient Anishinabe Pictograph revised by Mishibinijima.

Creation evolves from birth and same goes for Mother Earth and it's natural surroundings, to see and feel this connection, one needs to perform a sunrise ceremony using sweet grass as guidance, only then you'll see the life that stands before you, no man should stand above creation because we all came from it. 
 
DAY'S or FAMILY TREE REPRESENTATION: Ancient Anishinabe Pictograph revised by Mishibinijima.

We marked each day between the new and full moon for each season with a dot knowing changing seasons at the same time, tobacco pouches were tied to a string explaining how many grand children did the elder have before her passing.

SKIN OF MOTHER EARTH: Ancient Anishinabe Pictographs revised by Mishibinijima. 

Health warnings will fall unwarranted to mankind deeds to mother earth.
  
THUNDER BEINGS: Ancient Anishinabe Pictographs revised by Mishibinijima.

It was during the early 1970's where everyone involved in a sweat lodge ceremony conducted by a spider medicine man, to ask one question mid way through the ceremony. My question was: "Who or what is a Thunderbird." When these beings made contact on turtle island, Our people witnessed a giant sky ship that resembled allot like a bird that made sounds of thunder when it slowed down, "sound barrier broken." 
FOOTSTEPS: Ancient Anishinabe Pictographs revised by Mishibinijima.

Footsteps leave behind humanities journey towards the future, when there expressed in pictorial imaging of the pictograph, foot steps will accompany with a circle and a dot in the center representing the great spirit which means, it's very important mankind to walk spiritually to keep himself in check about "limitation in what he can do".  

TREE of LIFE: Ancient Anishinabe Pictographs revised by Mishibinijima

Tree of life represents everything that stands before you, to set you mind at balance offers understanding to life itself. Mentor and medicine man "Sam" offered this understanding by using the sacred smudge teaching this knowledge, each herb holds spiritual properties "for within" or "geographical landscape" that's around us.  My sacred circle of Mishmountain art collectors been shared some of this information in the last forty-six years, I can't personally offer more without getting a request, it's not my place to do so. Pictographs all stem from eleven herbs of the sacred smudge and once the mind at balance, these ancient writings will talk to you also. Who you bring into your own sacred circle is totally up to you, you have to judge who comes in and out because you have to know what are they bringing into your most inner circle. Over some months now, people are aware that Mishibinijima rid his cancer with sacred medicines and people just show themselves questions and can't help these people, because I don't know them.

PETERBOROUGH  PICTOGRAPHS

First time experiencing hearing about pictograph was during my early childhood years through a legend shared by "Dominic".
These ancient writings are documented all over North America on animal hide, birch bark or stone.
My interests in searching these ancient documents pointed me to my north Ontario region.