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Artist / Maker : Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Title : Wolf Dreams
Date (Execution) : 1997
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 : Black and blue design of a wolf sleeping in the bottom center on a gray ground with a vibrant yellow sky. Above the wolf's head there are several wispy blue figures in the sky (an eagle, a human, a bird and a frog).
Accession # : U014.3.545
Width (cm) : 36.50
Height (cm) : 48.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "In ancient time a chief was looking for a suitor to marry his daughter - seen in the centre of the design. The wold was dreaming about being the one chosen. A frog, an eagle, and mouse transformed into humans and entered the chief's contest. The test was a matter of what could they offer the daughter. The mouse said he could steal; the frog said he could catch flies, and the eagle said he could scavenge. The chief didn't like their answers and decided to look further. The wolf in his dream realized he would have to give different answers to the chief. So, he tried and said he could provide shelter and food. He won the contest and became the busband of the chief's daughter." (as related to Vincent Rickard by Robert Sebastian)