Medicine Wheel Mural

This mural at 619 Broadway is full of aboriginal imagery.

Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth

It has a giant medicine wheel of grandfather stories and the animals from the Seven Sacred Teachings.

Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth

The animals are: Eagle, Buffalo, Bear, Saskquatch, Beaver, Wolf, Turtle.

Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth

The animals all have MEANINGS

Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth

I’ve been showing highlights and all animals working left to right.

Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b244/seven.htm
http://schools.cbe.ab.ca/b244/seven.htm
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth
Artist(s): Jackie Traverse, Art City Youth

Pics taken by: Resa – April 16, 2014

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

The Murals of Winnipeg

22 thoughts on “Medicine Wheel Mural

      1. Hey Resa,
        I’ve been having difficulty, for the past few weeks, commenting on your blog! The screen freezes, and I’m left mid comment. Here’s hoping this one is successful!
        Traditional Aboriginal animals would include the snake, crocodile, lizard, emu, kangaroo, etc., and lots of plant life too. It’s wonderful to see an Aboriginal dance of the emu, or kangaroo, etc; they really embody the spirit of the animal. Traditional art is very interesting too. It consists mainly of dots to form the images. I love their art; unlike any other in the world. It’s also, like the traditional artwork you’ve captured here, very earthy and interconnected with fundamental life at (one may say) the cellular level. Such strong roots have our traditional peoples!
        xoxoxo

      1. Resa, Luv, you are so very welcome. I don’t get here enough as I would like to. Life has gotten FAST and Petals keeps growing, with this woman running a marathon at best some days. Tee hee ….. (((HUGS))) Amy

    1. The art sure brightens up the city streets, and town centers! There is really a lot of outdoor art in Canada. 🙂 🙂
      Also, it keeps the artists employed, or at least busy with a place to showcase. Many have gone on to prolific careers.

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