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U014.3.407
Artist / Maker : Johnny, Maynard Jr.
Title : Toadem Pole
Date (Execution) : 2006
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 : Narrow vertical composition of four frogs stacked one on top of the other. Green, black and red colour scheme with white background.
Accession # : U014.3.407
Width (cm) : 23.00
Height (cm) : 55.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "This image is of frogs, one on top another. I titled it 'Toadem Pole' for a play on words because this is still a mis-understanding to do with Northwest Coast Native Art. Some call the graphic art 'Totem art,' and in a way you could call it that, but the graphic art tells of our peoples' history and traditions. It can also reflect symbolism like the Totem. Symbols like the Animals used on a Totem Pole which show representations of the crests the family belongs to."