The heart and soul of my art project
"My Fisher Star Creations art project offers you a choice of original artwork, powerful as well as elegant expressions of Anishinaabe spirit, each work of art possessed with a heart and a soul.
The one-of-a-kind jewelry, stories, and poetry that you find on this website reflect dreams and visions that, although of a highly personal nature, are deeply rooted in the collective conscience of the Ojibwe Anishinaabe People.
My creations are teaching mirrors intended to offer a glimpse, not just into the ancient stories of the ancestors, but also into the contemporary life and the hearts of the Anishinaabeg of today.
My stories and works of art take you on a journey to the supernatural realms of the Fisher Marten who after the Sky Spirits shot an arrow in his tail became the everlasting signpost of the seasons; of the Evening Star of the West, representing old age and wisdom and whose authority was tested by his former student the Morning Star who symbolizes the East and youth; of Sky Woman Spirit who placed the Anishinaabeg on the new-born Earth the shape of a snapping turtle and then transformed into the moon; of the beloved trickster and creator Trembling Rabbit Tail (Wiinabozho) who was sent to Earth by GICHI-MANIDOO to teach the Anishinaabeg; of Black Bass who is the patron of the underworld and bringer of medicine, ritual and healing; and, of course, of the mighty Thunderbird Spirits appearing each spring, bringing fertility along with thunder and lightning while chasing giant underworld snakes and magic underwater lynxes.
Read their magic tales and explore with us the natural habitats of the crane, the eagle, the hawk, the bear, the fisher, the otter, the marten, the loon, the fish, the wolf, and the turtle.
Hear their voices.
Find their spirits in the artistry of my creations. Feel their ever-present legacy in my written stories.
Discover their reflection in the highly polished surfaces of my precious metal jewelry, defined by graceful outlines and highlighted by the magical colors of mounted gemstones.
Feel the heart and soul of my works of art, then choose a piece of jewelry that speaks to your soul, that you love and will treasure as long as you can see the trees and the flowers grow and the constellation of the Big Dipper shine above...
I would be honored and delighted if you would undertake this journey with me."
- Zhaawano Giizhik