This woman rises from the water that is alive with vibrant, strong healing energy and spirit, just as the woman who rises from her. She has in her body the wolf, Kawadelekala, who my family and I are direct descendants of, and an eagle which represents my brother Jesse who ended his own life in 1986. My memories of Jesse and his spirit continue to give me much needed strength through my continuous journey. The eagle also represents my closest friend, Debora. I love, trust, honour, and respect who she is in the world, and in my life.
The woman in the print has wings of an eagle which represents our ability to eventually fly beyond our places of stagnation, while the faces on her chest represent spirit faces.
There is a heart in the woman’s throat. This reminds me to find my voice, to speak from the heart, speaking of the secrets in my life that stifled my spirit. This was the beginning of my healing process.
This woman also has upon her head a crown of quartz crystals, to acknowledge the relationship I am developing with crystals. In one of the stories from the Nimpkish people, a young boy acquired the power to fly from quartz crystals that had rained on him from a mountain in the Nimpkish valley.
The woman touches the moon, for she has a passion for her! Grandmother moon!
In her left hand, she holds an eagle feather to signify coming into her own power, finding her own strength; from oppression to freedom.”