JANUS 

  sculpture

My Telling

“My Telling”

 

of Cha Mao Zah/


A Time Past



All of my family feels a symbiotic relationship to the Canadian bush.

Shining Tree or Wasakwagama was/is a place of family history, of home.

Several decades ago I started carving out in Tobermoray at the

Cha Mao Zah Indian camp.  Janet English and  her husband

Wilmer Nadjiwon owned and operated the camp

with a collective vision of education and celebration

of native people’s history.

Nadjiwon is a Master carver, Elder and

former Chief of the Cape Croker Chippewa peoples.

I carved alongside Nadjiwon,

William Bondy, Harold Rice and others.

This was a time of sharing stories while working 

in and on the trees.

Hours of often silent voiced focus

accentuated by the woodpeckers strikes echoed by

Baapasse-Nadjiwon’s

mallet and chisel.

This exhibition communicates my history

and is my telling

of Cha Mao Zah.

It tells a time of sculpture speak.

Megwetch,

Janus