Yesterday, Jeannette, Karin, Bonnie, and I went to the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg, ON to see the retrospective of the art of Daphne Odjig, First Nations artist extraordinaire. Bonnie happens to be the curator of the show and knows Odjig personally, so I felt privileged to hear personal anecdotes and cultural stories that brought the visual works to life. The pieces that really “rang” for me were Thunderbird Woman, Shaking Tent, Medicine Man in the Shaking Tent, and From Mother Earth Flows the River of Life (see image below). To walk through this exhibit is to immerse oneself in beauty, terror, power, and glory. It’s art that comes from the soul and Spirit and that lands viscerally in one’s consciousness. Do see it!