In July 2021, the Kateri Memorial Hospital Center invited me to paint a mural in their Healing Garden Space. Intended for ceremony, healing and growth in our traditional medicine program here in the community, this space would act as a gathering point for staff and clients alike.
Following the natural shapes of the stone surfaces, I painted the turtle’s back as the foundation of all life and around its shell, them moccasins of the people. The people who are now our ancestors, the people of today and the people of the faces yet to come. Along its platelets, I honoured the thirteen moons and all their phases. These images invited in our Grandmother Moon teachings, reminding us that we are all part of the natural transition, growth and change in life.
The intention of this mural is the embody the beauty of change as we heal and grow as people.