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Artist / Maker : Joe, Edward
Title : "Sthumakwus" - Sasquatch
Date (Execution) : 1995
Geographical Origin : Vancouver Island; British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Cowichan, Coast Salish
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Large black human-like figure (sasquatch) walking toward the viewer, blue and white mountain peaks in the background and a lighter blue sky above.
Accession # : U014.3.384
Width (cm) : 65.50
Height (cm) : 47.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "Sthumakwus is a Coast Salish word meaning Sasquatch. This print is dedicated to everyone, especially Native people who have their own stories, myths, and legends about Sasquatch. There are those who truly believe in these creatures and I thank them for their hard work and research to prove the existence of Sasquatch. I haven't personally seen one of these giants, but I believe someday that I will. This print is how I envision the Sasquatch. He is not a frightening figure, rather he is calm and gentle and moving slowly. I think that I would feel peaceful if I saw one. My ancestors of long ago actually saw this creature. The background in this design is a typical Northwest Coast mountain range."