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About

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Anishinaabe Artist Paula Sayers

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Paula B. Sayers Ojibwe name is Miskobii'an, meaning ‘paint it red.' A member of The Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, she was

raised in the culture of the Anishnaabeg. Specializing in monochromatic painting of pictograph images, she uses natural red earth for the majority of her work.

Raised on the site of the earliest known Ojibwe settlement; Fond Du Lac, her childhood backyard was an historic location for the Ojibwe between the 16th and 19th centuries. Her neighborhood was the original site of an American Fur Company trading post between 1808 and 1847.

When asked about motivation for her art, she said;

"...Our spiritual dreams and visions are mostly a private matter however when we receive instruction from the Great Creator pertaining to healing or following a certain path, we must act upon it, or lose those gifts.”

Historic Fond du Lac
The artist (center) in Early Childhood
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