Mark Fischer Catalog - page 22

Mark Fischer
August 2015
Page 21
Long ago, a group of hunters looking for game, came to a
clearing and saw a rabbit as big as a bear. The leader of the
hunters raised his hand to gesture not to shoot. The large
rabbit nodded and then began thumping the ground. Rabbits
came to the clearing from all directions, ignoring the hunters.
The big rabbit began to thump in a different way, like a drum
beat. All the rabbits began to dance around the big rabbit. The
hunters watched as the rabbits danced. When the thumping
stopped, the big rabbit jumped right over the hunter’s head
and was gone. A Clan Mother from the village explained to the
hunters later, that the Rabbit Chief showed us this special
dance to honor he Rabbit People. To this day, the Rabbit
Dance is done by the Iroquois to thank the Rabbit People for all
they have given…not only food and clothing, but also a fine
dance that makes people happy.
Garden Sculpture
60” x 32”
One night, long ago, the raccoon was very hungry. He had not
caught any food for two days. Raccoon decided to pray to the
Creator and ask for help. He was given a mask and a striped tail
so that he may hide in the shadows of the night sky. That
night, he caught and ate his fill. Raccoon soon became a clever
trickster and was big and round. Even to this day, he prays
every night with his hands at the water’s edge, giving thanks to
the Creator for his dinner.
Garden Sculpture
78” x 44”
22” x 12” x 3”
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