Maanoo Da-Bangan Miziwekamig "Let there be peace all over the world."
Traditionally, the Anishinaabe used the flora and fauna of the woodlands of the Great Lakes as design inspiration. As a result of than president Andrew Jackson's 1830 Indian Removal Act many Anishinaabe tribes were removed to Indian Territory present day Oklahoma. The Anishinaabe who were removed went "peacefully" however changing their lives and lively hood forever. This work is inspired by the floral and fauna of the homelands of the Oklahoma Anishinaabe, and dedicated to creating peace all over the world.
Woodland porcupine quillwork on birch bark using a need awl, tweezers, and small scissors. Materials include spring birch bark harvested on the Lake Michigan shoreline, artist harvested porcupine quills washed and dyed using plants, food and commercial dyes, traditional brain tanned smoked deer hide finished with size 13 vintage and 24k gold Czech charlotte cut beads, antique black 6mm fire polished beads, antique brass thimbles, brass hawk bells and dyed horse hair using commercial dye. All-natural materials were traditionally harvested, processed and prepared by the artist.