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U998.7.92
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Richard ; Gwe-la-yo-gwe-la-gya
Title : Thunderbird
Date (Execution) : 1993
Geographical Origin : Fort Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : White background. Birds head facing right with wings spread out. Colors are black, red, green and yellow.
Accession # : U998.7.92
Width (cm) : 54.00
Height (cm) : 37.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "This design is that of a Thunderbird flying through the air with its talons extended; and also represents Richard wearing a thunderbird headdress, which is used in the tamed Hamatsa dance at a traditional potlatch. The rights of this dance belong to the Kwagulth of Fort Rupert." - R.H.