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U990.14.191
Artist / Maker : Dick, Beau ; Walas Gwayum
Title : Khen Kho
Date (Execution) : 1980
Geographical Origin : Gwayi (Kingcome Inlet); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Western Modern 1900-1950
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : White and black design of a crane/heron with wings outstretched on blue paper.
Accession # : U990.14.191
Width (cm) : 69.20
Height (cm) : 29.10
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : Although not a common crest figure, the blue heron historically was illustrated in many forms in the art of the Kwakiutl people and was regularly portrayed by costumed figures in the winter dances. Beau Dick's style continues to evolve and develop with this print. The outstretched wings in a long format accurately portray the impressive size of the heron. (statement provided by Open Pacific Graphics)