My Telling


 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, Ontario with

Wilmer Nadjiwon.  

Nadjiwon is a Master carver, Elder, former Chief of the 

Cape Croker Chippewa peoples and friend.

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  silent voiced focus

accentuated by the woodpecker's strikes echoed by


mallet and chisel.

This exhibition communicates my history, my Grandmother's

history and is my telling.

It tells a time of sculpture speak.