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Artist / Maker : Hunt, Ross Sr.
Title : Sea Monster
Date (Execution) : 1999
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwagu'ł, Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Green, yellow and red 'sea monster', head at the bottom of the composition, tail at the top.
Accession # : U014.3.350
Width (cm) : 37.00
Height (cm) : 51.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "The Quatsino people have a legend of a 'Great Sea Monster' that was eating everyone who went close to the sea. When the Chief of Chiefs came along and saw what was happening, he used a sisiutl belt to help destroy the sea monster. Our late uncle, Chief James Jumbo Walas, wrote a book called 'Kwagulth Legends.' He recorded and wrote the sea monster legend, as well as many others." - Ross Hunt Sr.