Mark Fischer Catalog - page 15

Mark Fischer
August 2015
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It was the Oneida custom to give thanks in the spring when
they finished making maple sugar and syrup. They gave thanks
when it was planting time, when the strawberries and corn
became ripe, and the most of all, when a harvest was done.
The biggest ceremony was New Year’s or Dawn of Light.
People gave thanks for whatever they were thankful for.
Feasting and the burning of tobacco in a whit basket are part of
the ceremony today.
Garden Sculpture
82” x 36”
To the thunderers we call our Grandfathers, we give greetings
and thanks. The Creator has also given you certain
responsibilities. We see you roaming the sky carrying with you
water to renew life. Your loud voices are heard from time to
time and for the protection and the medicine you give, we
offer our thanksgiving.
(Iroquois Prayer of Thanksgiving)
Garden Sculpture
80” x 13”
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