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U998.7.104
Artist / Maker : Thompson, Art ; Tsa Qwa Supp
Title : New Moon
Date (Execution) : 1995/02/09
Geographical Origin : Whyac, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Coast Salish, Cowichan, Nuu-chah-nulth, Ditidaht
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : 4 rings- blue, green, yellow, orange, orange design. There is a bird face on the left side and a wolf next to it. Black and white spotted background.
Accession # : U998.7.104
Width (cm) : 66.00
Height (cm) : 68.50
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "It's a stage in my development as an artist and a human being that warrants this print. I have gone through a remarkable evolution over the last 30 years as an artist. I was a copyist, a follower, a student, and an apprentice but now I believe I have come full circle with myself. I can now say I do have a style all my own for my people. The New moon suggests that there is a new time developing and I am looking at it straight on with the incredible help of my wolf companion. The wolf companion represents for me the whole of the Nuu-chah-nulth people. What I leave as an artist will be ours, as well as all our children. Wolves and moons have been very significant in my development as a artist as will continue to accompany me through my evolution in the arts." - Art Thompson