In the Old Time, Ableegumooch the rabbit was the forest guide, and helped wayfarers lost in the woods. However, as time went on, the people and animals learned to find their own way in the forest and didn’t need the rabbit’s services as much.
Ableegumooch grew fat and lazy. If there was something easy and fun to do, he did it. If a thing were difficult or tiring, he did not. But that is no way to keep a wigwam stocked with food.
This week’s featured Artist of the Week is the renown Carol Grigg, who is famous for her stylized horses and native american art.
Carol Grigg grew up and still lives in Oregon. Grigg draws inspiration from her Cherokee Indian heritage, nature, and primitive art. She works in multiple media: watercolor, oil, inks, lithography, collage, clay, music, and poetry.
She is best known for desert-colored pastels depicting her signature Native American rider and horse, which symbolize Mother Earth.
Self taught, although her parents gave her much encouragement and the freedom to create and follow the example of her mother, who was also an artist, Carol may have inherited her distinctive technique through ages past. Ageless in itself, her work is a culmination of artistic genius, innate talent, and the warmth created by her beliefs that flow naturally into her work.
Carol keeps her painting techniques secret, “I discovered my own methods beacause I was uneducated and unindoctrinated and so I experimented. Anyone can do it. You have to get down on the floor with all kinds of material, throw them, mix them in every configuration until you understand what you’ve got and what you like.”
Carol is world renown and her originals go for over $2,000.00. You can pick up a signed limited edition in the $400-800.00 range. Her unsigned limited edition prints are very affordable, in the $30-50.00 range. Her images in the form of posters, limited editions, giclees, and of course originals have gained international recognition.
Carol Grigg has also written and illustrated a book for children, “The Singing Snowbear .” In it she explores the power of music to transform ordinary experiences in the lives of a polar bear and a beluga whale. The illustrations are created in ethereal watercolor washes and yet are so powerful that the viewer is quite impressed with the strength and magnificence of her images. It is a fabulous book for grownups as well as children.
Her current original works are on display at the Attic Gallery in Portland,Oregon.
Graham Greene (born June 22, 1952) is a Canadian actor who has worked on stage, in film, and in TV productions in Canada, England, and the United States.
Greene is an Oneida, born in Ohsweken on the Six Nations Reserve in Ontario, the son of Lillian and John Greene, who was an ambulance driver and maintenance man. Today, Graham Green is one of the most prolific Native American actors in both film and television.
Although Graham Greene worked for many years as a supporting actor in stage plays and on television, Greene first became famous as an actor for his role of Kicking Bird in Kevin Costner’s 1990 film Dances With Wolves. Greene received an Academy Award nomination for this role.