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U014.3.91
Artist / Maker : Cook, Rande ; K'alapa
Title : Swan
Date (Execution) : 2002
Geographical Origin : 'Yalis (Alert Bay); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw, 'Namgis, Ma'amtagila, Mamalilikala
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Circular First Nations formline design of Swan in grey and black on white paper with a beige circular background and black border.
Accession # : U014.3.91
Width (cm) : 51.00
Height (cm) : 54.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "This origin story comes from my grandfather, Harry Mountain, a Hereditary Chief from Village Island. In the beginning, there was a swan who transformed himself in to a man near a place called Knight's Inlet. The Village Islanders had occupied land there. It was there that the swan had transformed and started his tribe. There is a dance that the Mountain family has which shows this origin. Among other things, the swan is a beautiful creature and has been known to mate for life. " --Rande Cook