In 2010, I met Ojibwe artist Ahmoo Angeconeb . I asked Ahmoo if he could tell me some of his stories. He replied that it was summer and not a good time for stories as the Great Spirit was watching. Stories were reserved for winter he told me, when the spirits were sleeping. He suggested that I read ‘Killing the Shaman’, a true story of Jack Fiddler and his younger brother who were charged by the Canadian jurisprudence in 1907 for murdering a possessed woman who had turned into the dreaded wendigo.
Sadly Ahmoo lost his life to diabetes. The work in this series is reflection of my conversations and friendship with Ahmoo. My paintings are a respect to my experiences in Sioux Lookout.