Many nations believe song and dance are sacred, and the drum beat itself is often referred to as the heartbeat of Mother Earth. There are more than 70 different indigenous nations across Canada, and with differences in geography and environment each have their own stories, songs and traditions that reflect their histories and beliefs about the drum. Here Maxine Noel depicts two women beating the drum in her iconic flowing lines style.
Image size: Approx. 13" x 16". Professionally framed in grey aluminum frame with archival mat, 20" x 24". # 9 of 495.
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The Artist: Maxine Noel was born on the Birdtail Reservation in Manitoba, and is Oglala Sioux. A self-taught artist, Maxine is skilled in many media. She seeks to present essential characteristics of the Native people: their sensibilities, generosity and loving nature through the use of fluid images, flowing lines and subtle colours. Maxine has received honours and accolades for her work with Native cultures, and she speaks around the country on art and on social issues, assisting in bridging the gap between Native and non-Native, young and old. Maxine has received excellent response to her work and is now able to devote herself full-time to the creation of art. She signs her artwork with her Sioux name Ioyan Mani, which translates as “Walk Beyond”.