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U990.14.1294
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Richard ; Gwe-la-yo-gwe-la-gya
Title : Collecting Sand Paper
Date (Execution) : 1985
Geographical Origin : Fort Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Image of a man in a red and black canoe with a thunderbird creature on the left end and a whale/fish with large teeth below.
Accession # : U990.14.1294
Width (cm) : 48.00
Height (cm) : 41.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "This print illustrates a carver going to get sandpaper (shark's skin). The hunter has his friend dressed as Raven in the bow of the canoe, who dances and lures the shark. The canoe also has a shark painted on its side to lure the victim. The hunter has his spear hidden so as not to scare away the shark." - R.H.