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untitled (kayak)
  • Stephen G. Williams
    born 1942
    born: New York, New York, United States ; active: United States
  • untitled (kayak), 1978
  • In the Middle: The Eskimo Today
  • Where object was made: Quebec, Canada
  • inkjet print
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 40.5 x 50.8 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 15/16 x 20 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Gift of the artist Stephen G. Williams - gwilliamsphotography.com, Stephen Guion Williams, copyright
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0108
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Exhibition Label:
"Climate Change at the Poles," Jan-2009, Kate Meyer, Jennifer Talbott, and Angela Watts
Tomassie makes a kayak for the museum. His grandchildren play in the sun while he patiently carves and fits the pieces together. They are from the wood of abandoned snow mobile crates.

When I showed this photograph to Tomassie’s grandchildren, they asked me what it was. I
explained. They nodded and replied that they had heard it mentioned in one of his stories.