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U005.36.4
Artist / Maker : Hunt, George Jr.
Title : Sea Kingdom
Date (Execution) : 1981
Geographical Origin : Canada
Cultural Group : Kwagu'ł, Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : octopus in left corner; figure riding a swimming from; two legged creature; black, green and red; ovoids
Accession # : U005.36.4
Width (cm) : 48.00
Height (cm) : 35.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift of C.A. Bates and Pat Martin Bates
Artist Statement : See-wid, a delicate boy and a disappointment to his father, wandered into the woods one day caring little of what became of him. Coming to a pool, he stopped and while brooding over his misfortunes was approached by a great frog who asked if See-wid wished to accompany him to the bottom of the sea. Here See-wid met Komaqua, the spirit of the deep, who gave him permission to use crests of the animals seen there. After returning to earth, See-wid passed through many trials and went on to become a great and powerful chief. George's great grandmother looked after Chief Sisa-Kaulas. (Statement provided by Open Pacific Graphics)