FOUR WINDS ONE BREATH recently launched a new clothing line with original artwork by Rosanne (Romiglio) Menard. Featuring newly created but traditionally-based native american designs on solid-colored garments. The unique motifs of the FOUR WINDS ONE BREATH label are inspired by Rosanne Menard’s ancestral heritage, a melding of Mi’Kmaq, Malecite (Algonquin), Blackfoot, French Canadian and Italian. Her intention in creating these designs is to help open hearts and reconnect the wearer to mother earth in a spirit of compassion, respect, balance, and healing. “It is a wonderful way to celebrate and honor native tradition,” says Rosanne, “and brings to everyday life the graphic beauty of native symbols. Wearing these designs, we carry the energetic qualities of these marks into all our surroundings.” She also continues to make a variety of jewelry, sculpture, fine art and photography.
“There is a breath, a drumbeat, a heartbeat that evokes one’s spirits to the depths of one’s soul in all of the artwork by Red Bear Dreamer [Rosanne’s native name],” says Words in the Wind (Donna Edmonds Mitchell), of the Pocasset Wampanoag People, Watuppa Reservation, in Fall River. “If you allow yourself to be pulled into her work you will begin to hear the silenced voices of our ancestors revealing the sacred ways they lived and loved all of the Creators’ blessings.”
Rosanne is a fine artist and graphic designer. For the past thirty years, Rosanne’s work has been exhibited at various galleries across Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. She has a studio in East Freetown, MA. She previously owned 4 Winds Gallery, specializing in contemporary Native American art, which was located in Bristol,RI from 2004 to 2006.