Ojibwe Manidoowiwin: Paintings by Robert DesJarlait
Ojibwe Manidoowiwin: Paintings by Robert DesJarlait is currently on display in the American Indian Community Housing Organization's Dr. Robert Powless Cultural Center Gallery. The show will run from July 10 - September 11, 2020. It is a virtual experience until social distancing measures can be applied. If interested in purchasing an at piece, please contact Jazmin (AICHO) at 218-590-3305.
As an artist, I paint what gives meaning to me as an individual. I look at my art from a tribal perspective. Through my art, I visualize a particular facet of Ojibwe experience. My paintings are personal visions of a tribal past. The imagery composes a micro/macro-scopic Ojibwe universe. Interwoven in this universe are creation stories, history, customs and traditions, and my central theme – Ojibwe Manidoowiwin, the tribal spirit of the Ojibwe people.
Robert DesJarlait (Endaso-Giizhik) is from Miskwaagamiiwi-zaaga’igan (Red Lake). He belongs to Makwa Doodem (Bear Clan). He is an artist, writer, and traditional dancer. He began his career as a fine artist in 1983. He is also an illustrator and muralist. He currently lives in Onamia, MN with his wife and daughter.
**photos were taken in the gallery while under glass
**audio recordings were taken via zoom