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Artist / Maker : Heron, Dean
Title : Into the Blue
Date (Execution) : 2006
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 : Blue and grey killer whale facing left.
Accession # : U014.3.241
Width (cm) : 28.25
Height (cm) : 34.25
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "Into the Blue is a statement that the First Nations art has a palette that has incorporated many colours, and not just those that are deemed 'traditional.' Traditional colours are what we use today. In the early times red and black were abundant - they were traditional. Today we have an unlimited palette to choose from; it is up to the artist and the viewer whether or not the colours are accepted. Into the Blue is a killer whale combining new colours with traditional iconography and an old story of the killer whale that kidnaps the wife of Nanasgimit - thus the faces of the female and male." - Dean Heron