Mino Bimaadiziwin Mural
“Mino Bimaadiziwin” translated from Anishinaabe as “Living the Good Life” is the title of a new mural by local artist Sawftsea. Painted in acrylics, this mural is an homage to the Anishinaabe teachings and the importance of our waterways, The Peter White Public Library is proud to have commissioned this public art work which stands above the Library's native plant garden on the west side of their property along 3rd Street. Keweenaw Bay Indian Community members, Glen Bressette Jr. and the late, Glen Bressette Sr. collaborated with local artist Sawftsea to communicate the wisdom of Anishinaabe elders and share stories of protection and respect for our waters. Anishinaabemowin syllabics are integrated into the background of the piece. The mural also depicts the hands of water walker and protector Grandma Josephine Mandamin. In the painting her hands dip into Lake Superior purifying the water with her sacred copper vessel beside her.
To learn more about the artist and her work visit Sawftsea's profile on the Upper Peninsula Artist Directory