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U014.3.145
Artist / Maker : Dick, Francis
Title : Hamumu (Butterfly)
Date (Execution) : 2000
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. Blue background with beach, blue and white circle. A human face on the left side of the circle with a white tear drop.
Accession # : U014.3.145
Width (cm) : 50.00
Height (cm) : 42.50
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "Hamumu is Kwak'wala for butterfly. In this drum design is a butterfly that is a crest worn by the late hereditary chief Arthur Dick, who lived in Alert Bay, and who passed away May 29, 1997. He was a man of greatness in my eyes. I marveled at how he was in relationship to his family, his children, his grandchildren, his great-grandchilden and his many, many relations. His family was very important to him and he exhibited his caring in many loving ways. He was very proud of his family. Although he had a grade-two education, he was successful, a hard worker and a self-taught man. This design is a way to show respect to Dayu ( Arthur Dick) and his family. The face with a tear drop represents the grieving at the loss of a great man. The heart in the design is the love I feel for Dayu and the legacy he has left behind. The swirls in the design represent movement from this place to the next and beyond to places we do not understand. Halakasla Dayu (Goodby Dayu). "