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U990.14.145
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Richard ; Gwe-la-yo-gwe-la-gya
Title : Kwa-Gulth Kulus and Killer Whale
Date (Execution) : 1979
Geographical Origin : Fort Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Western Modern 1900-1950
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Black and red design of a large bird with wings open grasping a killer whale by its head.
Accession # : U990.14.145
Width (cm) : 45.50
Height (cm) : 59.60
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : The Kulus, the mythological younger brother of the thunderbird is a smaller version of his elder brother but without supernatural feathers or horns on his head. He is credited with great strength and is here seen lifting and carrying off the killer whale. They are struggling over a critter. The wild woman in the tail of the whale represents wealth. This design is in the traditional Kwagulth style. (Statement provided by Open Pacific Graphics)