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Artist / Maker : Dick, Francis
Title : Child to Mother
Date (Execution) : 1997
Geographical Origin : Gwayi (Kingcome Inlet); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Dzawada̱ʼenux̱w (Tsawataineuk), Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : First Nations formline technique. Circular design in peach, teal, purple and lavender with a black background that depicts a mother holding a child to her chest.
Accession # : U014.3.141
Width (cm) : 42.00
Height (cm) : 50.50
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "Weep for me not my heart gone one who flew from me as an eagle to the moon can you come to love me, if only for one day hold me to your bosom, close, so I might feel your heart Beating love, wisdom and light upon my tiny body will you mother come to me, and take my baby pain away fill me with what was stolen from me, time and time again see that moon, just over there, rising from the sea, meet me there my mother dear, embrace me 'til I'm free, from all the shadows dancing 'round, flailing, brawling with deathly sound, so come mother, please, for just a while. yes, over there, you see that moon rising from the sea, meet me there my mother, please, embrace, me towards eternity." -- F.D.