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U990.14.851
Artist / Maker : Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Title : Spirit of the Otter
Date (Execution) : 1986
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 : First Nations serigraph print of formline design of two otters and their shadows on a yellow gradient background.
Accession # : U990.14.851
Width (cm) : 75.00
Height (cm) : 27.70
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "The otter is a gifted animal known in legend as the most difficult creature for 'Raven' (a coastal mythological character) to steal food from. Being hyper and always on the move, he'd outsmart 'Raven'. A human with the name of Otter was gifted but always watched by others." - Robert Sebastian