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Artist / Maker : Hunt, Eugene
Title : Killer Whales
Date (Execution) : 1993/01/01
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : Print; Serigraph
Visual Description : Hexagonal shape with black outline. Turquoise blue water with two whales, fish, two shells, and an octopus.
Accession # : U998.7.83
Width (cm) : 51.00
Height (cm) : 49.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : The Killer Whale is a legendary animal to the people of the west coast. Their dramatic presence in the coastal waters is always noted with awe and respect. Whales are used as family crest figures and often occur in the traditional art. The octopus and halibut are sources of food for the Kwagulth. In this underwater scene (first painted on a drum) Eugene's style continues to evolve. (Statement provided by Pacific Editions)