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U014.3.279
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Calvin
Title : Cormorant
Date (Execution) : 2005
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Bird profile (cormorant) with it's wings stretched open facing to the right with an orange beak. Black and grey colour scheme.
Accession # : U014.3.279
Width (cm) : 66.00
Height (cm) : 51.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "The figure of Cormorant is often shown on top of masks and headdresses. This signifies its relation to the Undersea Kingdom. The Cormorant is seen as a messenger of the deep from Komokwa. It's also a sub-crest of the Kwakwaka'wakw people. Calvin also views this print as a tribute to Cormorant Island, the site of the village of Alert Bay. Cormorants are a prevalent bird on the west coast. It is often seen on beaches or old pilings with wings spread wide, sunning itself." - Calvin & Marie Hunt