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U014.3.363
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Tom ; Waławidi
Title : Kwagulth Whale
Date (Execution) : 2001
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 : Circular composition in red, green, black and white colour scheme. Depicts a killer whale in the centre and multiple faces throughout.
Accession # : U014.3.363
Width (cm) : 47.00
Height (cm) : 49.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : Killer whales are legendary creatures to the people of the west coast, and their impressive arrivals are always noted with awe and reverence. The killer whale is often used as a family crest, and appear frequently in native art. This particular killer whale is depicted with a Hawk figure in its tail. This crest originated from the village of Old Quatsino and Tom's grandfather Tommy Hunt. (Statement provided by Pacific Editions)