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U014.3.347
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Ross Sr.
Title : Journey
Date (Execution) : 1997
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwagu'ł, Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Figure on canoe with object in hand pointing toward the right, large bird above, whale dorsal fin in the bottom right corner beneath. Sun and moon in the sky in the left and right top corners. Green, red, blue, black and white colour scheme.
Accession # : U014.3.347
Width (cm) : 57.00
Height (cm) : 46.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "This design was inspired by our mother, Emma Billy Hunt. This year, in August, the North American Indigenous Games took place in Victoria, B.C.. Our people, as well as all the other canoe nations on the coast travelled by canoe from their villages along the coast to get there. The Maxwalogwa Canoe Society of Fort Rupert took part, along with the Northern canoes that were there. The canoe society was named after our mother, so this means her spirit is with the canoe. So I have shown our mother in a canoe, the eagle represents our father with its wings spread in a protective posture over the canoe. Our father was an eagle of our village of Fort Rupert. Our mother was the daughter of a great Nootka (Nuu-chah-nulth) chief, Dr. Billy; all the designs and crests that are depicted here belong to our family. The reason I have shown a whale fin is to hour our mother and her people, who were the great whale hunters of Nootka." - R.H.