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U990.14.1058
Artist / Maker : Thomas, Roy
Title : Animal Circle
Date (Execution) : n.d.
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 brown bearlike animals facing one another with blue colour in center.
Accession # : U990.14.1058
Width (cm) : 42.50
Height (cm) : 48.80
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