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U014.3.392
Artist / Maker : Johnny, Maynard Jr.
Title : Two-Headed Thunderbird; Brothers
Date (Execution) : 1998
Geographical Origin : Vancouver Island; British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Penelakut, Coast Salish, Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Blue, grey and black mirrored image of two-headed bird (thunderbird) with serpent heads on the ends of its wings and a human-like figure in the centre. White background.
Accession # : U014.3.392
Width (cm) : 54.00
Height (cm) : 38.50
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "This image depicts a two headed Thunderbird with Sea Serpents for wings, and a man in the body. The Thunderbird is a supernatural bird commonly known for causing lightening with the blink of its eyes, and thunder with the clap of its wings. It also preys upon Killerwhales as its main food source. The reason I put 'Brothers' in the title and depicted Thunderbird with two heads is to honour my younger and only sibling. Even though we are almost six years apart in age we are very close.