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Artist / Maker : Johnny, Maynard Jr.
Title : Ate Salmon
Date (Execution) : 2005
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 : Geometric-like design, of eight salmon heads in red and beige colour scheme arranged horizontally.
Accession # : U014.3.404
Width (cm) : 55.50
Height (cm) : 15.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "The Salmon is one of the most important food sources in the Salish Culture. The Salmon is depicted in our art to show how highly we respect it for nurturing us and giving us the energy we need. There is a rattle used in my Culture for a number of ceremonies, and one ceremony is a song to call the Salmon back. Every year a 'Spiritual Man' would go to the mouth of the River and sing a song to bring back the Salmon. I called this design 'Ate Salmon' because our Salmon is not as populated as it once was before and we can't have it as one of our main food sources anymore."