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Artist / Maker : Wilson, Joseph M.; Sxwaset
Title : Raven and Frog
Date (Execution) : n.d.
Geographical Origin : Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Cowichan, Coast Salish
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Print; Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Black and white photocopy of First Nations formline design in circular format with blue hand coloured areas.
Accession # : U010.17.30
Width (cm) : 43.50
Height (cm) : 43.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "This design is loosely based on a spindle whorl design - a tool used by the Salish for spinning wool and hair. The ravens used to ornament the whorl were indicative of spirit helpers to the spinner. The central frog in this design is similar to one which appears on an ancient stone bowl. Historically, both animals are bringers of important news." - Joe Wilson. "This serious young artist is continuing to produce innovative designs within the boundaries of traditional Salish art." Statement provided by Vincent Rickard, Pacific Editions.