This beautiful ornament is a great gift idea and features the Mother Earth artwork of Sioux Native Artist Maxine Noel. “With the cleansing Waters and the warming rays of the Sun, Mother Earth flourishes.” – Maxine Noel This glass ornament is 75mm in diameter and is individually packaged in an elegant padded cotton box. Information about the artist Maxine Noel is featured on a bio card. This ornament makes a great gift for anyone.
Designed In Canada by Maxine Noel
75 mm Diameter
Padded Cotton Box with Artist Bio Card
Ioyan Mani - "to walk beyond" - is Maxine's Sioux name that reveals her gift. Maxine is Oglala Sioux, born on the Birdtail Reservation in Manitoba. The eldest of eleven children, she learned to draw among a loving family on a quiet reserve. In residential school she experienced the struggles of submersion of the native spirituality and culture, which brought her strength and enrichment. Maxine was appointed in 2019 as a member of the Order of Canada for her work as a visual artist and for encouraging and promoting creative expression in Indigenous communities.
A self-taught artist, Maxine is skilled in many media. She seeks through the use of fluid images, flowing lines and subtle colours, to present essential characteristics of the Native people: their sensibilities, generosity and loving nature. Maxine has received honours and accolades for her work with Native cultures, and she speaks around the country on art and on social issues, assisting in bridging the gap between Native and non-Native, young and old.
Maxine was a recipient of the Order of Canada in 2019 for her notable achievements.