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Artist / Maker : Dick, Francis
Title : Gwayamdzi (Whale)
Date (Execution) : 2004
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. Breaching whale. The whale is blue, the sky is orange and salmon colour and the moon is black, white and blue/grey.
Accession # : U014.3.152
Width (cm) : 49.50
Height (cm) : 26.75
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "Gwayamdzi translated means 'Great Whale.' This is the name which my mother's father was known by. I created this image to honour him and my Dawson side of the family. The colours are reminiscent of a wild, Northwest Coast day." -- Francis Dick