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U014.3.555
Artist / Maker : Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Title : Canadian Wood Duck
Date (Execution) : 2001
Geographical Origin : Gitanmaax (Hazelton); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Gitxsan, Wet'suwet'en
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Image of a duck in red, black, brown, white and blue standing on a sandy hill with a bright yellow sky and blue water. White sun in background.
Accession # : U014.3.555
Width (cm) : 38.50
Height (cm) : 27.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "A wood duck told a young warrior, who was swimming in a beaver dam, that there were dangerous snags in the pond he was swimming in. The young warrior thought he was invincible, even though he was also warned by other hunters and elders. Sadly, he drowned. But, he came back in spirit. He gave the wood duck all the colours he could in thanks." Robert Sebastian