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Pictographs : The Graphic Art of James Simon Mishibinijima - (Paperback)

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Transcending the familiar iconography of the Near North-the crows, the wolves, the loons and the ravens-the drawings of James Simon, known as Mishibinijima, propel readers into a fantastical spirit world, one that is as powerful and mysterious as it is beautiful.

In Mishibinijima's Pictographs, smooth, quiet drawings serve as a reflection of place, not just of the wild geography of forest and rock of his native Wikwemikong First Nation on Manitoulin Island but also of the ancestral wisdom of the Elders, whose telling images remain graven into stone on the north shore of Lake Superior and at the burial sites of LaCloche Island.

Mishibinijima's world is quiet, devoid of language-a world in which the artist listens to the fauna, in which pictographs articulate the essential interconnectedness of nature and in which images themselves become texts of dimly-remembered lessons recited by Elders long passed.

Number of Pages: 205
Genre: Art
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Utp Distribution
Author: James Simon
Language: English
Street Date: September 19, 2017
TCIN: 53120143
UPC: 9780889844056
Item Number (DPCI): 248-54-5008
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