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Artist / Maker : Dick, Francis
Title : Robes of Power
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. Red and blue bird with a human face on it's abdomen. White flower motives on top border.
Accession # : U014.3.153
Width (cm) : 42.00
Height (cm) : 33.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "This is a painting of our button blankets used in our traditional ceremonies. It is by the image on the blanker that tells the story of which family and community you are from. This design is of a Thunderbird; I chose this design to honor my cousin Marianne Nicholson. She has created large wooden panels of blanket replicas. I acknowledge her as a fellow artist, and I dedicate this design to her and her continued success in all her work. Robes of Power, I fell, is a fitting title for this painting. For when we wear our regalia in our ceremonies, we transform into a world of spirit, song and dance." --Francis Dick