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U014.3.625
Artist / Maker : Thompson, Art ; Tsa Qwa Supp
Title : Untitled (Thunderbirds)
Date (Execution) : 1985
Geographical Origin : Whyac, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Coast Salish, Cowichan, Nuu-chah-nulth, Ditidaht
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Black and orange-red image. Two eagle heads, facing upward, provide the surround for a central visage wearing what look like feathers/ a headdress on its head.
Accession # : U014.3.625
Width (cm) : 37.75
Height (cm) : 42.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "This design was first painted on a drum and was also printed as a birth announcement for Art and Polly's fourth child. This is the limited edition silkscreen print of the same design. Each child is represented by a feather. The figure in the centre is the child, flanked by two continuously joined Thunderbirds, one male and one female. Polly is represented by the labrett and Art by the male Thunderbird." (statement provided by Pacific Editions)