Annishinabe Warrior

a pastel drawing by Ethel Mortenson Davis


Filed under Art, Art by Ethel Mortenson Davis, Ethel Mortenson Davis, Photography

13 responses to “Annishinabe Warrior

  1. My initial reaction was that this painting was scary but in fact as I looked at it the eyes drew me in and then I saw it true beauty and it took my mind to the past and a beautiful way of life next to nature. Not a fairy tale life just an honest one before we took hold of things and screwed it up! Thank you for sharing.

  2. What a terrific drawing, Ethel! The direct gaze of the warrior holds my eye. This drawing and your earlier one of the man with the feathered head dress make a wonderful pair.

  3. Caddo Veil

    Very powerful–I can feel something emanating from her face. I like the moon and stars between her eyes too, Ethel.

  4. I think the warrior and I went to high school together! 🙂

  5. Ethel, there is always so much movement in your paintings. As I gazed at this one, I literally saw different aspects coming forward, then receding as another feature moved into place. The forehead with moon and stars is especially significant. I love this!

  6. Wow!

    The longer I look at this the more I see



  7. Ina

    Hi Ethel
    This is again a painting that says so much.
    The warrior has feminine features, I am not sure it is a woman though?

  8. What a very fine tribute in pastels to a brave warrior! So perfect to lead into Memorial Day weekend!

  9. Beautiful work, of course, and especially loved the moon and stars on the brow, and also the gentle knowing in the eyes and mouth, which somehow made me feel this is a creation about peace not war.

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