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Artist / Maker : Thomas, Roy
Title : The Water Clan
Date (Execution) : 1992
Geographical Origin : Ontario, Canada
Cultural Group : Anishinaabe (Ojibwe)
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Red line around two fish, a bird, and a man's face. A circle with two lines through it on right center. Loon bird in center with man's face to the right. Colors are brown, red, and turquoise.
Accession # : U998.7.100
Width (cm) : 46.00
Height (cm) : 34.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "The circle here represents the Maker of All Life. From there a learning road extends to the left, connecting with a fish. The fish is representative of 'water from the sky- blessing rain'. From the fish to the Maker's place is a teaching road. The fish on the left reminds us of water on earth and in life. The central bird is a loon representing clan roots. The human face represents man's life and the nine short lines connecting to the circle represent man's relationship with nature." - Roy Thomas