Current Location:
L. William Seidman Center -> 1st Floor (WSC)
Location Notes:
WSC; Courtyard

Clans of the Anishinaabek

Artwork
Identifier:
2013.3.1
Artist:
Jason Quigno
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Limestone
Date:
2011 – 2013
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 7 ft Width: 3 ft Depth: 2 ft
Historical Context:
The name "Anishinaabe" refers to the Odawa, Ojibwe, and Algonquin people. The Three Fire clans represented here are the: Turtle (Mikinaak Clan), Bear (Mukwa Clan), Marten (Waabizhezhi Clan), Hummingbird (Bineshiinh Clan), Sturgeon (Maame Clan), Loon (Maang Clan), Eagle (Migiizi Clan) and Crane (Ajijaak Clan). Jason Quigno is a local Grand Rapids artist and member of the Ojibwa (Chippewa) tribe. In regards to this artwork, he states, "This sculpture fulfilled one of my goals [to have an] Anishinaabe monumental sculpture downtown Grand Rapids and near the Grand River. I made this for all Anishinaabek so we could have a large monument representing some of our beautiful stories and ways."