Ojibway artist James Simon Mishibinijima has been one of Canada’s foremost native artists for the past four decades. Since the 1970s, his work has mainly explored sacred and beautiful spaces in Manitoulin Island, the place of his birth. HIs work is marked by his uplifting approach to life and is known for his message of solace and unity.
Enjoy this extraordinary interview with artist James Simon Mishibinijima and art curator Tom Smart, about the artist’s book Pictographs: The Graphic Art of James Simon Mishibinijima (The Porcupine’s Quill). The book is a series of drawings by Mishibinijima that tell stories inspired by his Elders.
What an honour to speak with James about these very personal images from his dreams and the messages they have for all of us. After you listen to the interview, you’ll want to know more! You can find out more about James’s work on his website, and you can purchase this gorgeous book on The Porcupine’s Quill website.