Healing Waters by Mark Anthony Jacobson (Native Name: Pey-sim-away-apey-binasi) is an amalgamation of his works that embrace the profound beauty of Ojibway culture.
Northcott has announced that a portion of the proceeds from this collection will be donated to a charity that supports First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities.
Watergirl Quilt Co. will also donate 10% of sales of this collection to the Orange T-shirt Society.
More about the artist:
Mark Anthony Jacobson is an Ojibwe artist born in 1972 in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada. Jacobson is of mixed Swedish and Anishinaabe descent. He began both painting and an exploration of his Ojibway heritage at the age of 13. He was mentored at a young age by Woodland artist Roy Thomas, who provided him with essential skills and encouraged him to follow his own path.
Jacobson creates colourful Woodland-style artwork that is inspired by the stories, legends and traditions of Ojibwe people, relationships between animals and humanity and spirituality. He would find another mentor in Norval Morrisseau, founder of the Woodland School. The two artists had a joint exhibition in 2006 in Nanaimo, British Columbia.
In 2012, he received the American Moonbeam Award for his children’s book “Ojibway Clans- Animal Totems and Spirits.” The following year, Jacobson designed the poster for Aboriginal Awareness Week in Montreal.
Jacobson often introduces himself as “Pey-sim-away-apey-binasi”, which means “Rainbow Thunderbird” in the Ojibwe language. He currently lives and works in British Columbia. He is heavily involved in his community, often donating his artwork for charity.