My Canadian friend Blair Debassige sent me some pictures of a few new works he has done. He said I could post them. I think he liked what some of you had to say about his art.
Every time I see his new stuff or anything I haven't seen before it buzzes me. I know a number of fairly accomplished artists, but they all pretty much don't do much for my aesthetic mind. I need to get back up to the island and see what he's got for sale.
Blair's art is all about his people the Anishinabe (Ojibway). He paints about their stories and their language which are deeply intertwined with each other.
I think some of Blair's best and most moving works are triptychs. I have one that is incredible (pictured in another post). The one above it pretty cool too.
The Ojibway have passed their stories and language down through the generations for thousands of years. Blair and the other artists of the Woodlands school continue this process through their art. These guys are true artists who have their heart and soul in their work.
Here is a work by the grandfather-founder of the Woodlands school, the recently departed Norval Morriseau - Copper Thunderbird.