O yehn da de ka
Wolf Clan -
Benjamin Thomas is a wonderfully talented
sculptor. His work honours the traditions of the Haudenosaunee,
the People of the Longhouse. Ben's sculptue is about ideas. His
messages are political and cultural . They are also about humour
and whimsy. Benjamin Thomas creates images that are compelling,
very beautiful, and thought -provoking.
Benjamin Thomas has lived his life
in the traditions of his people. He has always been most conscious
of the dilemna of native people living in two worlds. Ben has
said that his ability to "make things", sometimes called"art",
has provided an arena for expressing a unique way of looking at
the world. Many people are unaware of issues affecting our world.
It is important that there is understanding between those two
worlds. Benjamin Thomas has a very special gift. His sculpture
is a gift, a spiritual communication of spirit.
Ben's work is exhibited in museums, galleries and private collections
in Canada, in the USA and in Europe.