Saturday, June 19, 2010

Johannus Boots: Guides and Guardians

As regular blog readers can tell, I have an affinity for our native peoples and their cultural expressions in art. This work by Johannus Boots seems to express so many things about our Native brothers and sisters in art.

Johannus writes:
A walk through the wonders of Niagara Glen Park is fraught with images cast in rock. Images that seem to encompass animal, man and spirit. They were created thousands of years ago and appear to stand fast to this day with a life of their own. In the opening of this pathway is a cat-like creature that seems to be guarding the beings that have gone before us, protecting the wisdom of the Native peoples and their unbreakable connection to this earth. The experiences of these souls were so powerful that they left a tangible impression. They are waiting to guide us back to the pathway of unity where respect and kindness override war, where honesty and integrity override deception and greed. A path that transcends into a stairway that bypasses the fear manufactured by a corrupt government. A stairway that ascends into a higher state of consciousness. It brings us to the place where we meet the figure in the light. She is there to welcome and remind us that we, in fact, are one and can live in celebration of that unity.
It is with honour and respect that I offer my visual impression of 'Guides and Guardians'.

This picture and more of Johannus's beautiful works can be found on his website. Please click here.

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