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Artist / Maker : Hunt, Calvin
Title : Sibaxola
Date (Execution) : 2008
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Circular composition with two abstract animals, one green and the other yellow. Black border surrounds the two.
Accession # : U014.3.282
Width (cm) : 55.50
Height (cm) : 58.50
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "I was inspired to do this design on a drum to celebrate our eldest son, Jordan Thomas Hunt, who has a renewed interest in his culture through singing and dancing. The tradition of singing in our family extends from his grandfather, Hereditary Chief Thomas Hunt, my father. There are many people who hold this name, Sibaxola, such as our good friend, John Livingston, and it is shared by our son. The translation literally means 'the sound that copper makes coming together.' The chilkat design is part of the Hunt's Tlingit heritage." -- Calvin Hunt