The Turtle carries truth. Truth is symbolic of law and principle. Since the beginning of time the turtle has not changed. The turtle has been chosen to be the bearer of truth and the basic truth of the laws of nature have not changed. The turtle has been able to adapt to change without changing; thus he represents truth. He also represents time. His shell has thirteen big plates, symbolizing the thirteen moons in one year.
Renata Meconse is an Anishinaabe artist living in Treaty Territory No.1 – Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is a proud mother of three children and her community is Pinaymootang First Nation in Treaty No. 2.
Throughout her life, Renata has loved the arts in its many forms including visual, theatre and music. The visual artwork she has done has been primarily to fulfill her joy of painting and creativity. She has found creativity to be therapeutic and limitless in the ways you can express yourself. Renata’s artwork is inspired by the beautiful things in nature like flowers and the diverse artforms you can find in First Nations culture and clothing.
As an artist, she continues to develop herself and ways to share her art. Most recently she has worked on graphic art and wood work.