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U990.14.1021
Artist / Maker : Livingston, John
Title : Inside Passage
Date (Execution) : 1989
Geographical Origin : Vancouver, 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 : Print of 3 whales swimming (facing right) in Northwest Coast landscape.
Accession # : U990.14.1021
Width (cm) : 76.70
Height (cm) : 45.80
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "The original concept for this design was commissioned as a sand-blasted plate glass panel and reworked as a smaller painted original. I wanted to portray an Orca family as I have seen them in Johnstone Straits, in a contemporary format but using traditional Kwaguilth design elements on the Killer Whale bodies and fins. The artistic challenge was creating the sense of movement but maintaining traditional form and using realistic colours with were also acceptable to traditional southern style. - John Livingston "The inspiration for part of this print was a previous design by Jim Gilbert." Statement provided by Vincent Rickard, Pacific Editions.