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Artist / Maker : Heron, Dean
Title : I Saw from the Beach
Date (Execution) : 2003
Geographical Origin : Yukon Territory; British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kaska (Kaska Dena), Tlingit
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : A frontal perspective of a blue bird above the frontal perspective of a red bird. Black detailing.
Accession # : U014.3.234
Width (cm) : 55.50
Height (cm) : 43.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "'I Saw from the Beach' is an image about remembering; remembering our past, our families, and our friends. It was inspired by a gathering at a beach of my childhood to say goodbye to a great-Aunt and Uncle. They had resident eagles that lived on their property, overlooking the beach. During our gathering, we could all hear the cry of an eaglet as the adults, its parents, circled above us. Their spiralling overhead made me think of the circular nature of our lives as we go from times of grief to times of happiness; moments of birth and of death. And it made me profoundly aware of the importance of celebrating and remembering those who have touched our lives." - Dean Heron