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U990.14.222
Artist / Maker : Wadhams, Ozzie
Title : Sisiult And Sun
Date (Execution) : 1988
Geographical Origin : British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw, 'Namgis
Style / Period : Western Modern 1900-1950
Medium / Material  :
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Intricate circular design with a sun face in the center sticking out its tongue. Two serpent figures extend around in the circle left and right with their heads meeting up in the top center.
Accession # : U990.14.222
Width (cm) : 53.30
Height (cm) : 48.10
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "The Sisiult is our family crest on my father's side, and the sun is on my mother's side. In Alert Bay, alot of the families with the Sisiult crest end up marrying into the families with the Sun crest. The reason for this is because the two different families who have these crests aren't related in any way. My mother and my father are both Kwakiutl Indians. My mother was from Cape Mudge and my father was from Turner Island which is now an abandoned village." Ozzie Wadhams