Type of art: Painting, Drawing, Graphics & Photography

The first time the Ojibwa Jingle Dance was seen at Pow-wows was during the 1918 Flu Pandemic. This image depicts the need for the Jingle Dress Dancers to provide healing to people for the current viral Pandemic of 2019/2020. The image is painted in the Ojibwa Woodland Art style and the Jingle Dress Dancer is keeping the pandemics away from us. The flu virus of 1918 is blue, and the 2019/2020 coronavirus is painted in white and red.  

The four directions contain the healing plants for the Jingle Dance Dancer to help combat the virus. The image is painted in the Ojibwa Woodland Art Style.

Materials: Cedar smoke on Somerset printing paper

Technique: Reduction block print, cedar smoke transfer, edition of 15, 2021

Size: 224" W x 20" H x .05" D

Price: $350
Gordon Coons
ABOUT GORDON COONS BASED IN MINNEAPOLIS Gordon Coons (Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa/Ottawa) is a painter, printmaker and fumage artist. Largely self-taught, he paints in the Ojibwa Woodland style and creates fumage, smoke art, by burning cedar. He embellishes his fumage pieces with 24-karat gold leaf. He also prints with linoleum blocks and sculpts in stone and wood. Coons draws inspiration from his Anishinaabe heritage, and his bright color palette comes from his natural surroundings in the Great Lakes region. “I also enjoy incorporating playfulness in my images, telling stories of relationships between Western and Native cultures, and the connection we have to our shared historical events,” he says in his artist statement. Gordon Coons exhibits nationally, and his work is in permanent collections across the country. He regularly shows and wins awards at annual Native American art markets. More of his artwork can be seen online at
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