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U990.14.210
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Calvin
Title : Sea Monster
Date (Execution) : 1987
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (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 fish with a large mouth and teeth. Three spiked fins on back and two on bottom of body. Curled detail on top of head. Facing right.
Accession # : U990.14.210
Width (cm) : 53.20
Height (cm) : 37.40
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : This print is a Sea Monster with a halibut body, illustrating one of the figures from the Kwagiulth sea stories and the winter dances. During the ceremony, the dancer runs out and changes into a supernatural being. The story belongs to the Hunt family. It is a strong traditional design, inspired by a drawing of the late Chief Mungo Martin. (Statement provided by Pacific Editions)