Turtle, 2017 - Tim Doctor, Cayuga, Six Nations of the Grand River

Image showing Turtle, a painting by Tim Doctor

Tim Doctor (b. 1988) is a multi-racial artist who lives and works in Brantford, Ontario. He started taking an interest in art as a child, and today his artistic style is often influenced by his experience with street art. In addition to being an artist, Doctor is a single father, raising his son.

Turtle symbolizes an important aspect of the Haudenosaunee creation story. The turtle represents the animals that the land was first created by, and the back of the turtle has 13 segments which represent the 13 full moons in one year.