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Artist / Maker : Thomas, Roy
Title : Summer Feast
Date (Execution) : 1991
Geographical Origin : Ontario, Canada
Cultural Group : Anishinaabe (Ojibwe)
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Cream background. Brown line around picture. Three birds outlined in black. One is red, black and yellow. The other is brown and yellow. Two fish below birds. Moon in top right corner.
Accession # : U998.7.98
Width (cm) : 45.50
Height (cm) : 34.50
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "The birds in this design represent 3 generations. Starting on the left, the first generation represents the mind which is going back to a second childhood, the adult represents the body, and the child is the spirit. The fish symbolize water from the Great Spirit. Rain blesses the earth and should be respected as it can give or take life. The circle in the upper right corner represents the Great Spirit's place which encompasses the sun, the moon, and the world. The line which connects the fish to the Great Spirit's place is a path of "teaching our people about culture." The upper line is a road of "learning about ourselves, our culture and our people." - Roy Thomas