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U014.3.239
Artist / Maker : Heron, Dean
Title : Thunderbird Journey
Date (Execution) : 2006
Geographical Origin : Yukon Territory; British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kaska (Kaska Dena), Tlingit
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Orange and black canoe.
Accession # : U014.3.239
Width (cm) : 55.75
Height (cm) : 15.75
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "In early times there were Thunderbirds. These enormous raptors created thunder by the flap of their wings and lightening by the blink of their eyes. They inhabited the mountain tops of the Northwest Coast, and traveled down through the inlets and fjords, bringing their tumultuous weather with it, as it sought its food source, the Killer Whale. Here the Thunderbird is seen pulling a Killer Whale along side a northwest canoe." - Dean Heron