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Artist / Maker : Goodwin, John ; Nytom
Title : A Season's Catch
Date (Execution) : 2005
Geographical Origin : Vancouver Island; British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Nuu-chah-nulth, Makah
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Blue, red, teal and black symmetrical design with a frontal view of a face with red nose and mouth in the centre.
Accession # : U014.3.180
Width (cm) : 76.50
Height (cm) : 38.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "The art of whaling hunting started a long time ago, in a village called Hewquiaht. This village is centrally located off the coast of Vancouver Island. The dangerous task of whaling was shared with the 16 different tribes of the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation, including Makah. In the Ozzette collection at the Museum at Neah Bay you will find a trophy shaped like the dorsal fin of a whale. It is said to be over 500 years old. At the end of every whale hunting season this trophy was given to the [most successful whaler] to display in his long house. In this print, I show a man with his hands wrapped around his catch for the season." -J.G.