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U990.14.1022
Artist / Maker : Livingston, John
Title : Inside Passage II
Date (Execution) : 1989
Geographical Origin : Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Print of two whales swimming (facing right) in Northwest Coast landscape.
Accession # : U990.14.1022
Width (cm) : 76.50
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 : "'Inside Passage II' was produced as a mate to my earlier print 'Inside Passage' published in February, 1989. The original concept for these designs was commissioned as sandblasted plate glass panels and reworked as smaller painted originals. I wanted to portray an Orca family as I ave seen them in Johnstone Strait, 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 which were also acceptable to traditional southern style. This print portrays the Orca family in their northern migration." - John Liningston. "The inspiration in part for this print was a previous design by Jim Gilbert." Statement provided by Vincent Rickard, Pacific Editions.