Tuesday, November 8, 2016

NewJourneys / Meet the artist behind the Mi'kmaq New Journeys theme

to Mi'kmaq petroglyph tradition

Alan Syliboy is the artist behind the Mi'kmaq New Journeys design.
 Syliboy looks to the Indigenous Mi'kmaq petroglyph tradition for inspiration and develops his own artistic vocabulary out of those forms.
 incorporated traditional Mi'kmaq petroglyph themes into the New Journeys design: "I believe the Fiddlehead was where the Mi'kmaq double curve design originated. The double curve has many meanings. To some the curves represent plants which have the protective and curing powers of medicinal herbs. The mirror image of the double curve, reminds us to keep balance in our lives. Many curves together can symbolize community standing side by side, together in a special union.