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A Warrior Shield for the Lubicon

Robert Houle

BIRTH YEAR 1947
BIRTH PLACE St. Boniface, Manitoba
MEDIUM Scrap metal, India ink, oil, red oxide, photograph (of feather) and rawhide.
DATE 1989
DIMENSIONS 79.4cm x 79.4cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2018.10.01
CREDIT LINE Collection of The Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of Angela Marcus in memory of Ben Marcus, Q.C., 2018
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A mixed media artwork using the lid of a steel (metal) oil drum as a 'shield', Various markings are painted and scratched onto the surface. A metal bar attached with screws across the diameter of the sheild is painted blue. On the right side of the shield, a photograph of a feather hangs from the blue bar, attached with a length of rawhide that is wrapped around it's end.

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