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Artist / Maker : Dick, Francis
Title : Protected by Spirit Bear
Date (Execution) : 2005
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. Black, white and green bear profile and purple swirls to the left of it. Grey background.
Accession # : U014.3.157
Width (cm) : 37.75
Height (cm) : 54.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "Many First Nation legends tell us about our connections and extended family relationships with bears and what we can learn form their introspective natures. Many Nations have called this spiritual, introspective space the Dream Lodge. It is a place that our ancestors sit in Council and advise us of paths that may take us to our goals. In the physical world, legends have been told since time immemorial of the fate of humans when they cause a mother bear to fear for the safety of her cubs until such time that they are independent and able to make their own way in the world." -- Francis Dick