Anishnabe Elder visiting a Paratrooper in Dreams,
June 5, 1944, 11:30 P.M. Panel 2

Medium: Acrylic on canvas, 36x48 inches

Painted over Easter weekend, 2001, in Ottawa.

Collection of the Artist.

The Paratrooper dreams he is back home, visiting the Elder who performed his Warrior's ceremony. The young man's experiences are so far, limited, the Raven on his head is empty. The Birds inside are shaking in fear. The blue is for darkness and the unknown. The airborne patch on his sleeve is "old abe", the screaming eagle, the 101st Airborne.

Panel 1 is here.

Copyright & copy; 2001 Mark Seabrook