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U014.3.666
Artist / Maker : Wasden, William HiƂamas Edward Jr. (Wak'analagalis)
Title : The Kwakwaka'wakw
Date (Execution) : 1997
Geographical Origin : 'Yalis (Alert Bay); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : 'Namgis, Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : A broad black circular frame split by a straight line depicts sea (in green and black) and sky (in blue and grey) with faces/ spirits lurking in each. On the divide is a silhouetted boat with rowers and a pacemaker with drum at its front.
Accession # : U014.3.666
Width (cm) : 47.00
Height (cm) : 50.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "This print represents a family of nobility travelling to a potlatch in a Kwakwaka'wakw style canoe. The people are dressed in regalia for the arrival. The family is that of George Taylor, the artist's uncle. Above the canoe is KuLus, sister of the Thunderbird, who is guardian of the sky. Below is a Sisiutl, as the protector of the sea. Both of these are crests of George Taylor's Ma'amlagila tribe. The design was commissioned to mark the tenth year anniversary of the Le La La Dance Group." Statement by Vincent Rickard, Pacific Editions related by William Wasden Jr.