Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Thunderbird Divider

When visiting the Native Child and Family Services of Toronto building you are constantly encountering wonderful graphic images such as on this Thunderbird room divider. These dividers are made of felt from beaver fur and carved in the traditional way to show this bird which is considered to be one of the strongest symbols in Aboriginal life.  Unfortunately these lights hang down throughout the room so couldn't be avoided.


In answer to your questions, I don't think the building is open to wandering by the public but possibly a tour could be arranged. That is the great thing about Doors Open - we get behind closed doors!

16 comments:

JM said...

love the native feeling to it. Truly great!

Deb said...

A striking symbol, must have taken a number of beavers to make!

Eyeliquor said...

Great!

La Principessa Errante said...

How absolutely divine. Would love to get real close to it, felt and carving sounds so intriguing.

LĂșcia said...

So modern and rustic at the same time. It's beautiful! ;-)

Mo said...

What a powerful symbol

Halcyon said...

Wow! This really is neat. I love all the imagery in native art. This one is really impressive. :)

Regina K said...

I like this divider and the art created on the felt. I am always so annoyed that lights are in front of the subjects I want to shoot... Always it seems.

Jack said...

The Thunderbird symbol is clear and strong. It is easy to see why it is used so often.

Randy said...

Looks like something you would see in Arizona.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful strong symbol Pat, and as you say you have to make the most of these opportunities to go in and look while you can.

Lowell said...

I always wondered what goes on behind closed doors...well, at least since the song came out!

Very cool. And the light looks like a very bright moon!

Sharon said...

Beautiful artwork here.

llandudnopictures said...

Great peep behind 'closed doors'!

NixBlog said...

What a great idea for a room divider, highlighting the aboriginal culture. Photo is good despite the light, Pat.

EG CameraGirl said...

Neat and orderly...and somehow calming, at least to me.