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U990.14.407
Artist / Maker : Thompson, Art ; Tsa Qwa Supp
Title : A Tribute To My Grandmother
Date (Execution) : 1981/07
Geographical Origin : Whyac, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Coast Salish, Cowichan, Nuu-chah-nulth, Ditidaht
Style / Period : Western Modern 1900-1950
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : A pastel green octagon with red and black figures in the centre.
Accession # : U990.14.407
Width (cm) : 49.50
Height (cm) : 53.40
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "The octagonal sides of the drum represent for Art the eight stages of the life that his grandmother lived, forming together a full cycle of life: Conception, Birth, Childhood Adolescence, Womanhood, Mother, Grandmother, Death. The two wolves inside were the Suthl-sach, wolves owned by Art's grandmother. They are portrayed leaving the cycle of life. The thunderbird, Too-tooch, is Art who is still in the cycle. This spring is notable for it's use of the "liquid line", the use of flowing forms and lines that create a lot of visual interest and movement. It is certainly a high point in Art's long artistic career and is of special significance to him." (statement provided by Pacific Editions)