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Artist / Maker : Wilson, Joseph M.; Sxwaset
Title : Salmon
Date (Execution) : 2006
Geographical Origin : Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Coast Salish, Cowichan
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Blue, red and white salmon on black background.
Accession # : U014.3.699
Width (cm) : 75.00
Height (cm) : 43.50
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "The salmon depicted in this serigraph is a male spring salmon. The salmon is and was a very vital part of our food source. I can remember my dad coming home from spear fishing with a giant spring that was as big as my brother or sister! The spring salmon is becoming a rare sight to see in our rivers today. In this design I used elongated oval dash lines on the back, which was a design element also used on our ancient steatite spindle whorls. Also, the crosshatching in the s-shaped ribs are also taken from the crosshatch marks on our ancient tone bowl figures. To me this salmon represents abundance and the design a new outlook on Coast Salish design."