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U990.14.1056
Artist / Maker : Thomas, Roy
Title : Bird Circle
Date (Execution) : 1979
Geographical Origin : Ontario, Canada
Cultural Group : Anishinaabe (Ojibwe)
Style / Period : Western Modern 1900-1950
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Image of two colour birds in Ojibwe style nuzzling.
Accession # : U990.14.1056
Width (cm) : 42.90
Height (cm) : 48.60
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "It is very difficult for me to tell you what is happening here because, to me, it is so basic, so natural to my understanding of what is around. To us (the Ojibwa people) everything in the world is balanced and ordered. Everything is in its place and inevitable. There is a harmony, with all living things (animals, birds, fish, trees, insects) operating together in the universe. In these prints, I have portrayed the life cycles (the continuing rebirth, the death of one means the birth of another) of all creatures." - Roy Thomas