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U014.3.149
Artist / Maker : Dick, Francis
Title : Galuda (Hamatsa Seagull)
Date (Execution) : 2001
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. Bird with a circular neck piece around neck and a pink moon/sun above the blue, grey and pink sky behind the bird.
Accession # : U014.3.149
Width (cm) : 30.75
Height (cm) : 40.50
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "Galuda is the name of a mountain in Kingcome inlet. The seagull who sits upon the mountain is t'sik'waxalis who descended from the mountain into human form. He has around his neck a cedar bark ring. My maternal grandfather's headdress was that of a seagull. He wore this headdress in ceremony to show his connection to the original story of Tsikwaxalis. This painting is an honoring of my grandfather." --Francis Dick