We are honoured to share this beautiful interpretation of the Manitoba Museum’s iconic “M” by Sunshine Levasseur for Orange Shirt Days.
Sunshine, a multimedia Anishinaabe Artist from Ebb and Flow First Nation, began to draw and paint as a child. Her artistry mostly consists of vibrant floral paintings on both canvas and rawhide. Growing up in a family of beadwork artists and regalia makers, she draws inspiration from personal experiences, community, and the stories and ways of her culture. Her connection with the Manitoba Museum also started when she was a child, and she fondly remembers visiting Museum’s spaces on fun outings, field trips, and for workshops. Sunshine is also pursuing her BFA at the University of Manitoba.
About the design: The woodland art style is highlighted with Ojibwe florals, vines, and leaves. This vibrant and powerful image represents the strength of our individual nations on Turtle Island. It is in a state of bloom, with roots in the leaves, stitches on the vines, and warm radiant florals that represent life as it heals and grows.
We invite you to join us for Orange Shirt Days @ the Manitoba Museum from September 30 to October 2, with complimentary admission from 10 am to 4 pm. This time of learning and reflection is offered in partnership with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation.