About the Book
Turtle Heart. Ojibwe American Indian artist, writer, photographer. Keeper and teacher/consultant in American Indian ceremony, ritual and culture. Studied with many tribal elders all across America. Poems written for Solstice and Equinox rituals, 1985-20014. This is the only known volume of poetry in the world dedicated to and specific to American Indian Sacred Ceremony. This work is about the feelings, the emotions and sensations that come up in a beautiful tribal ceremony. These road-mark revelations along an emotional and spiritual journey by an American Indian artist and Pipe Carrier. A rare gift of enormous beauty.
Born Feb 03, 1949. Ojibwe American Indian. Duke University 1969. Vietnam Vet, US Army. Married to Silvia Santi. Author, painter, sculpture, photography, digital design. Keeper and Teacher of American Indian Ceremony of Sacred Pipe and others. Currently residing in Italy. Project Director of "World Journey of American Indian Sacred Pipe". Works archived in Smithsonian Perm. Collection 1997. 30 years of study and immersion in American Indian ceremony with teachers all across the USA. Director/CEO American Indian Computer Art Project (AICAP). Online since 1989. One of the very first private organizations, and the very first American Indian to publish to the Internet via MIT (1991).