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U990.14.146
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Richard ; Gwe-la-yo-gwe-la-gya
Title : Kwa-Gulth Frog
Date (Execution) : n.d.
Geographical Origin : Fort Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : First Nations formline design of frog facing downward in colours green; black and red on white paper.
Accession # : U990.14.146
Width (cm) : 37.30
Height (cm) : 53.60
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : Richard Hunt has depicted his version of a Kwa-Gulth Frog. Seen from above, the frogs characteristics are typically a large mouth with thick lips, and legs with toed feet in a flexed position. Frogs are represented in a number of Native myths and are often associated with coppers, an important symbol of wealth in Native culture. They are also capable of transforming into human form. Richard has captured his version of Kwa-gulth Frog in his own particular style and a slightly humorous quality is evident. (Statement provided by Open Pacific Graphics)