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Artist / Maker : Hunt, Eugene
Title : Thunderbird and Raven
Date (Execution) : 1998
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 : Two birds in red, teal and black touching tail to tail and beak to beak, creating a circle with their bodies and a central abstract figure in black and red. Black border encloses the beige background of the circular composition.
Accession # : U014.3.291
Width (cm) : 51.50
Height (cm) : 53.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "This print represents Eugene's family. The Raven, on the right, is the Hunt family crest, and represents Eugene's father Tom Hunt. The Thunderbird, on the left, is a family crest of Eugene's mother Emma Hunt. The tail feathers of these two creatures meet at the bottom of the design, and their bodies wrap around the sides of a copper. The copper in the centre of the design, owned by Tom Hunt, is a symbol of power and wealth to the Kwagiulth people. This design was originally painted on a drum." - As related to Vincent Rickard by Eugene Hunt