Understanding of the Heart: A Conversation with Irene Sullivan

Irene Sullivan is an artist. She’s lived in remote regions of Alaska as a nurse practitioner; her experiences with indigenous people led her to an interest in female shamanism among arctic peoples and to independent research as a Fulbright Scholar. Later she became an ordained priest in the Episcopal Church in the sub-arctic region of northern Manitoba where she served three villages of the Cree people. Shes co-author of the Dictionary of Native American Mythology. As she writes, my artwork is a response to my experiences of living an observed life of mystery, silence, research and scholarship.

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