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U998.7.90
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Richard ; Gwe-la-yo-gwe-la-gya
Title : Kwa-Gulth Owl
Date (Execution) : 1990/12
Geographical Origin : 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 : Beige border. Blue water and sky. Black mountains with yellow peaks yellow moon at center top. A tree is on the right, a branch has an owl on it. Bottom left is an eagle. Pale blue.
Accession # : U998.7.90
Width (cm) : 61.00
Height (cm) : 50.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "Back in the mid 70's I would go up to Alert Bay in June to attend potlatches and play soccer. Alert Bay is the home of the very proud Nimpkish people. While walking by the graveyard, I would look at all the beautiful totem poles looking out over the straits. I would imagine that it would be like if I were a bird. It all seemed so beautiful and peaceful. Then reality would set in when I opened the door to the Bayside." - R.H.