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U014.3.368
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Tom ; Waławidi
Title : Kolus of the Sea
Date (Execution) : 2006
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwagu'ł, Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper; screen print
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Red, green, blue and black beaked water creature walking along the bottom of the sea (sand and sea grass at the bottom). Blue background.
Accession # : U014.3.368
Width (cm) : 62.50
Height (cm) : 49.50
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "Kolus is a large, Thunderbird-like creature. He is a part of the Nakwaxdaxw Undersea Kingdom. During one of the dances this Kolus comes out and calls all of the animals. Similar to the Grouse Dancer of the Animal Kingdom." - Tom Hunt Tom has the tights to this design from his mother's lineage. It belongs to Chief Danny and Bill Henderson's family, from the Wei Wai Kum Band at Campbell River. (Statement provided by Pacific Editions)