1932 - 2007

Shaman Enters Underworld
30" x 34"
Encased in a twisted black frame, this painting symbolizes the legend that a shaman enters the underworld through a cave or hole in the Earth. Morrisseau’s shaman enters from one side and is greeted by fiends of the underworld, crawling out of the abyss. The many pockets of colour are representative of fire, water, earth and air. This, along with his asymmetrical use of shape and mythical use of character, creates a supernatural ambiance.