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Turning the Feather Around: My Life in Art
"For fifty years George Morrison has had an active part in the world of contemporary art, and he is widely recognized as one of the most important Native American painters of his generation. In Turning the Feather Around: My Life in Art, Morrison tells about his life's journey, which began in a small Ojibway community on Minnesota's North Shore and took him to Europe and ...more
Paperback, 211 pages
Published May 15th 1998 by Minnesota Historical Society Press
(first published May 1998)
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I rated this a four because the author is such an interesting American Indian artist, and this book is an accurate reflection of his art, in his own words. He grew up on a reservation close to Lake Superior, but was not introduced to the many traditions of his people. He views himself as an artist, who just happens to be an Indian. His art is not traditional Native art, and would not be recognized at that. His paintings are very abstract and modern. He also has used extensively, the medium of ...more
As a member of the Grand Portage Band of Ojibwe, the same tribe as the author, George Morrison, I do not know as much as I believe I should of my native american heritage. Little by little I am getting there though. This book is very well written, and I love that it was mostly told by George himself, with the help of his wife, Hazel Belvo, although they later divorced. But as Hazel was quoted, "....but now we're friends. More than friends--we're family." And also, the writer who helped George ...more