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Item Name: Painting
Title: The Group and the Individuals
Maker: John Henry Fine Day
Year: 2002
Country: Canadian
Materials: acrylic with enamel clear coat on canvas
Measurements: overall: 13.75 cm x 38 cm
ID Number: PC2008.2

Extended Label Info: In The Group and the Individuals (2002 – 2003), John Henry Fine Day juxtaposes the image of a flock of ravens with that of a singular bird, both surrounded by two decorative panels. Often taking animals as his subject matter, Fine Day developed a unique style over the course of his short but prolific career, creating iconic images in a variety of contemporary and traditional media and forms, from wood carving to acrylic paint on wood to pieces that incorporate steel, rawhide, and sinew. John Henry Fine Day (1974 -2006), a member of the Sweetgrass First Nation, was born in Regina, SK. He was drawn to art at an early age and went on to study sculpture at the First Nations University of Canada, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2004. He is known most prominently for his carving on the doors of the ceremonial teepee at First Nations University of Canada (Regina). John Henry Fine Day was most prolific during his final years of life, producing a significant body of work that is contained in public and private collections.