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Artist / Maker : Hunt, Tom ; Waławidi
Title : Orca
Date (Execution) : 2007
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 : Circular composition in red, blue, black and white colour scheme. Killer whale in the centre with multiple faces throughout.
Accession # : U014.3.372
Width (cm) : 47.00
Height (cm) : 52.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : Orcas (also known as Killerwhales) are legendary creatures to the people of the west coast, and their impressive arrivals are always noted with awe and reverence. The Orca is often used as a family crest, and appears frequently in native art. This particular Orca is depicted with a Hawk figure in its tail. This crest originated form the village of Old Quatsino and Tom's grandfather Tommy Hunt. (Statement provided by Pacific Editions)