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U014.3.95
Artist / Maker : Amos, Patrick
Title : Awa'Tasin
Date (Execution) : 2006
Geographical Origin : Nootka Island, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Mowachaht, Nuu-chah-nulth
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Nuu-chah-nulth bird with human face on torso. Salmon in lower right corner. Canoe at top left. Abstracted black mountain range and blue water. Black and blue ink.
Accession # : U014.3.95
Width (cm) : 51.00
Height (cm) : 38.50
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "'awa'tasin'[italicized in original], or Eagle of the Deep, is actually a giant sea turtle that has been spotted between Yuquot and Hesquiaht. They usually showed up when we had what we call el-nino. The reason we call them an Eagle of the Deep is because of its eagle-like beak." -- Patrick Amos