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Artist / Maker : Dick, Beau ; Walas Gwayum
Title : Puffins
Date (Execution) : 1988
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 : Black, white and red design of two puffins flying towards the top left corner of print. Each has a three feathered tail.
Accession # : U990.14.199
Width (cm) : 66.00
Height (cm) : 51.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : The beaks of puffins were traditionally used on aprons, blankets and rattles as decoration. These birds are commonly seen on the Triangle Islands near Beau's home on the northern tip of Vancouver Island. In this print, Beau has combined three styles of Native art: the simple lines of the Inuit, the colour and fluidity of the Woodlands, and the classical forms of his own Northwest Coast art. (statement provided by Open Pacific Graphics)