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Artist / Maker : Vickers, Roy Henry
Title : Trial Island
Date (Execution) : 1988
Geographical Origin :
Cultural Group : Haida, Heiltsuk, Tsimshian, English
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : A seascape of three killer whales swimming in a row. In the background there is a figure canoeing, Trial Island and a lighthouse.
Accession # : U018.4.4
Width (cm) : 85.50
Height (cm) : 75.50
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of Roman and Joy Marchina
Artist Statement : "I have friends whose relatives were the keepers of the lighthouse and weather station on TRIAL ISLAND which allowed me a number of opportunities to visit. As we sat one day and visited over coffee, I was struck by the familiarity of the ocean view and the isolation from the city. I realized that veing isolated from city life felt food to me, and so I enjoyed Trail Island even more. Another visit found me in the centre of a pod orcas and the thrill of being so close to these animals, as I had been before was exhilarating. The scene of the canoe and the killer whales was inspired by a photograph that a friend had taken from his equally thrilling encounter. Thank you Phil!" R.H.V. March 1988. Eagle Aerie Gallery.