When Mavis Dogblood, a Canadian Mohawk artist, loses her husband, Jessie Lightning, in a freak accident, she becomes a recluse. Out of nowhere, Jessie’s ex-wife and 13-year-old son appear in need of a place to live. Mavis reluctantly gives up her house, and moves into the trailer/studio where she finishes her series, 'Peacemaker’s Journey’, for an upcoming exhibit in NYC. As the deadline approaches, Mavis and her lover, Bug, decide to drive the paintings to Manhattan. Just as they are about to leave, Bug falls, injuring himself and Mavis decides to abandon the project. Bug insists they go and, in a spiral of poetic and visionary events, Mavis confronts all she has lost and gained, discovering that her soul and her heart have no boundaries.