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U014.3.538
Artist / Maker : Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Title : Robins
Date (Execution) : 1992
Geographical Origin : Gitanmaax (Hazelton); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Gitxsan, Wet'suwet'en
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : First Nations formline print design in vertical format of three grey, black and light blue robins facing alternate directions while sitting on branches. Background is dark green.
Accession # : U014.3.538
Width (cm) : 17.00
Height (cm) : 43.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "The robin's arrival was a sign of luck and that spring was here. He (Robin) once heard a visiting chief whisper to a fellow clansman that he intended to come back and destroy the village he was visiting. Robin alerted the home chief and when the party came back the village was moved and the people saved, leaving behind nothing for the two-faced warriors. Robin now sits beside that particular chief." - Robert Sebastian