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U990.14.103
Artist / Maker : Hunt, George Jr.
Title : Thunderbird Under the Sea
Date (Execution) : 1988
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwagu'ł, Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Image of Humanlike-Thunderbird appears to be holding an urchin and kneeling.
Accession # : U990.14.103
Width (cm) : 53.50
Height (cm) : 38.20
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : The Thunderbird, a magnificent legendary creature, has the ability to transform himself and is depicted here in his undersea form as part of the Sea Kingdom. This is a supernatural figure shown here on the ocean floor holding a sea urchin. George's inspiration for this print came from old paintings by Charlie James and Ellen Neel. (Statement provided by Open Pacific Graphics)