Wednesday, November 3, 2010
The Art and Vision of Adam Pronay
On a clouded morning in early summer, 2000, this piece of driftwood came ashore on the wind surfer's beach in Harrison, BC. It was covered in bark, sand and weeds and was old and tattered looking. At the top a face looked out, with a wise, humoristic understanding of how simple life really is; how the washing of tears brings clarity in vision throughout all the faces of our lives with an affirmation that all the Creator asks of us is to be happy and to enjoy the gifts of our lives together with the family of humankind on this circling rock; and that our footprint of time is unique in the universe.
R Adam Pronay was born in Ontario, the son of a Mohawk/Metis woman. His early years found him on the reserve with his aboriginal family. The elders talked to the children of the natural ways of the connection with nature, traditons, history and heritage. As Adam grew he spent a great deal of times at museums, art galleries, nature centres and embracing many cultures. Wandering in the foothills of Alberta and the coast of British Columbia for weeks and months at a time absorbing all he could. Adam's path is witih continued global Aboriginal Art, social and spiritual studies.
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