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U014.3.164
Artist / Maker : Edenshaw, Jaalen
Title : The Chase
Date (Execution) : 2007
Geographical Origin : Masset, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Haida
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Rectangular composition in Northwest coast formline. Teal, red and blue colour with multiple faces throughout.
Accession # : U014.3.164
Width (cm) : 76.50
Height (cm) : 28.50
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "A sea otter hunter was out in his canoe when he saw a pure white otter. He took aim and shot it straight through the tail and into the body, as not to damage the fur. When he brought it back to his village, he gave it to his wife. She skinned it and brought it to the ocean to clean. As she sat on the shore a killer whale came and stole her away. Her husband pursued the whale and was able to rescue his wife. This print depicts three of the characters in this story. The hunter is in the dorsal fin of the killer whale, while his wife represented in its tail. The husband and wife share arms and legs, which sit on the body of the whale." -J.E.