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Artist / Maker : Hunt, Eugene
Title : Sea Lion Rock
Date (Execution) : 2001
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 three orca whale dorsal fins in the bottom half and three sea lions and two sea birds (herons?) on rocks above the water line.
Accession # : U014.3.306
Width (cm) : 44.00
Height (cm) : 38.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : Sea lions are common creatures along the west coast, and they are often found gathered on small rock islands. West coast peoples traditionally used sea lion wiskers for Klasila headpieces. Both the cormorant and the whales depicted in the print are crest figures. This design, which was originally painted on a drum, continues Eugene's fascination with the blending of traditional KwaGulth art and the graphic landscape style. (Statement provided by Pacific Editions)