Saturday, February 3, 2007

Liquid pursuit

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This photo of a turtle chasing a fish in our pond reminds me of an Aboriginal Canadian artist
Norval Morrissau. I love the vibrant colors he uses to illustrate the ancient legends of the Ojibwa people.

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting This poster "Turtle, fish, frog, birds" represents a scene from one of the Anishinaabe creation stories where the turtles bring up enough mud on their backs from the ocean floor to create the Turtle Island.

So what story does my photo tell? "Tag, you're it!" perhaps...

6 comments:

Ming_the_Merciless said...

Wow!! What an amazing photo?!?! And yes, it does resemble the art.

That is a fresh water turtle called, terrapin. The fremch make turtle soup out of them. :-)

Olivier said...

tres belles les oeuvres de Norval Morrisseau (merci je ne connaissais pas).
Je te souhaite un bon weeck end


very beautiful works of Norval Morrisseau (thank you I did not know). I wish you a good weeck end

Frank said...

I am not sure what story it tells, but the picture makes me hungry. I think I'll have tuna for lunch.

Irredento Urbanita said...

Animals have brought a lot of nice things to humans

susan said...

Something about the poster makes me want to bellow out "The Circle of Life" from the "Lion King". Don't worry, I'll spare you!

Rauf said...

oh yes it resembles. Most of the native art is inspired by nature Isabella.