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Artist / Maker : Dick, Beau ; Walas Gwayum
Title : Whale
Date (Execution) : 1978
Geographical Origin : Gwayi (Kingcome Inlet); 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 white image of a whale with red lips/mouth in a blue circle with waves at the bottom.
Accession # : U990.14.184
Width (cm) : 43.00
Height (cm) : 45.70
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : This is a killer whale jumping through the waves in the ocean. This was originally painted on a drum which explains the shape of the design and was given away at a potlatch. It is in the West Coast Style which is continually changing and evolving. This is Beau's 8th published print. (statement provided by Open Pacific Graphics)