By earthmilan on February 15, 2008 - 6:42pm
MMHAP began in June of 2004.
Earth worship has always been an important part of humanity. Earth rituals demonstrate our belief that the Earth has healing properties. In fact, the Earth was so sacred to the ancient civilizations that for centuries they would settle legal disputes by calling upon the Earth as a witness. If a person were to swear an oath while placing an item created by the forces of Nature on one’s head, it was considered binding and uncontestable.
The MiLan Metis Healing Art Project-MMHAP is a modern approach to a ritual carried on for centuries by human beings. MMHAP’s ritual includes the calcium shells that protected life along the Pacific shores of English Bay, the driftwood that has drifted in the ocean for an indefinite period, to the Granite high up in the mountains near Whistler. The eight cardinal points of the Earth are represented by natural fire, and Water is honored as well in most of the MMHAP pieces.
Canadian Aboriginal Metis Artist Mark MiLan intends this artistic ritual to bring additional good to the Canadian Aboriginal Metis Peoples, as he also hopes that this project inspires others to take notice and better care of our dearest Mother Earth.
Fortunately, ancient Earth-centered traditions like MMHAP are reawakening in us, especially as more and more of us become aware of the currant danger our planet and societies are experiencing.
MMHAP invites you to view the collection and associated products on-line, as the collection patiently waits for a permanent exhibition space in downtown Vancouver. To secure the permanent exhibition space sooner, your sponsorship in kind, or your sponsorship in a financial contribution will surely help facilitate this. Please purchase some of our Limited Edition MMHAP Promotional Products.
MiLan Art ltd. is fully owned by Mark MiLan, a Canadian Aboriginal Metis Artist. Mark MiLan-MiLan Art ltd. is the sole copyright owner of all MMHAP artworks and all promotional items listed on the web page.
Welcome to the MMHAP Gallery, www.milanart.ca.