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U990.14.163
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Richard ; Gwe-la-yo-gwe-la-gya
Title : Supernatural Frog
Date (Execution) : 1988
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 : Green, black and yellow design of a large frog holding a smaller brown human figure.
Accession # : U990.14.163
Width (cm) : 35.50
Height (cm) : 42.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "The frog in this design represents the Supernatural Frog holding onto a man. Supernatural Frog is used in part of the Cedar Bark ceremonies. It is introduced by the Tokwit dance. This dance belonged to my mother which was passed to my sister Dorothy. The Tokwit shows its supernatural power by introducing the frog to the unbelieving eyes of spectators. The man in this design is not supernatural." R.H.