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Artist / Maker : Reece, Henry
Title : Blackfish
Date (Execution) : 2002
Geographical Origin : Terrace, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Tsimshian
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper; screen print
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Vertical composition of a killerwhale in red, teal and black on a white background. Whale's head is at the bottom of the image, tail at the top. Human face for a blowhole, blue lines spouting from it.
Accession # : U014.3.507
Width (cm) : 34.00
Height (cm) : 66.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "This design of the Blackfish is Henry's main family crest figure. His mother is the matriarch, and Henry is a sub-chief, of the Blackfish clan from Kitselas Village. Blackfish is another name for Killerwhale or Orca, one of the most dramatic creatures seen on west coast waters." Statement provided by Vincent Rickard, Pacific Editions.