Today, we present part 12 of a blog series connecting our jewelry and paintings with the Seven Grandfather teachings of the Ojibwe Anishinaabe People.
This notion, of how everything exist in the world in relation to other beings, brings us to the subject of bimaadizi and bimaadad, two interconnected, complementary types of existence that are both part of bimaadiziwin, or Life.
Bimaadizi and bimaadad
An un-Western mind concept
The idea behind the ring, however, is that once worn around your finger, its design makes you realize that we all are inseparably linked to everything of Creation, not just in a material sense but also mentally and spiritually, and that we, in a cyclical way, are all linked to the past, the present, and the future.
Giiwenh. That's how far this blog story goes. Miigwech for reading & listening.
To read more about this topic please see our blog story titled Reflections On A Ceremonial Bundle.
About the authors/artists:
Simone McLeod (her traditional name is Aki’-egwaniizid, which is an Ojibwe name meaning "Earth Blanket") is an Anishinaabe painter and poet, born in Winnipeg, Manitoba in 1962. She belongs to he Name doodem (Sturgeon clan) of her mother's people, the Azaadiwi-ziibi Nitam-Anishinaabeg (Poplar River First Nation) of Manitoba. Simone descends from a long line of Midewiwin seers and healers and artists. Her artwork has been appreciated by several art collectors and educational and health care institutions from Canada, as well as by art lovers from all over the world.