Recreation of “Man Changing into Thunderbird” by Norval Morrisseau, an Indigenous Canadian artist from the Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation.
This piece resonated with me because of the colourful journey - it is a 6 panel masterpiece that shows the artist’s spiritual transformation:
“Morrisseau visually transforms: he is a young man embarking on a spiritual and artistic journey in panel one; a wing emerges in panel two; and a claw appears in panel three. By the fourth panel, the background has become entirely copper and two claws and a shamanic hairstyle signal the artist’s evolution. In the final panel, Morrisseau’s transformation is complete: he has become Copper Thunderbird." @artcaninstitute
Medium: Acrylic paint on 12"x16" canvas board