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U990.14.1076
Artist / Maker : Thomas, Roy
Title : New Year
Date (Execution) : 1989
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 a bird, two rodents, and a fish looking up at a red moon.
Accession # : U990.14.1076
Width (cm) : 32.20
Height (cm) : 42.10
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "Many of my people celebrate New Year in the spring when the birds, animals and fish give birth; also the land gives birth to new plants. These also are our life givers. The sun and the air are represented by the bird, land by the animal and water by the fish. They also have families like us and share their lives with us so we can live. When we eat fish and chips, hamburgers, turkey or chicken we should remember these have had life once, and we should be grateful." - Roy Thomas