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U990.14.1265
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Richard ; Gwe-la-yo-gwe-la-gya
Title : Kwa-Gulth Owl
Date (Execution) : 1990
Geographical Origin : Fort Rupert, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Black, yellow, grey and blue image of an owl (right) sitting in a tree above a totem pole looking out over the water. There is a yellow moon at the top center of the image over a mountain landscape.
Accession # : U990.14.1265
Width (cm) : 50.00
Height (cm) : 61.30
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "Back in the mid 70's I would go up to Alert Bay in June to attend potlatches and play soccer. Alert Bay is the home of the very proud Nimpkish people. While walking by the graveyard, I would look at all the beautiful totem poles looking out over the straits. I would imagine that it would be like if I were a bird. It all seemed so beautiful and peaceful. Then reality would set in when I opened the door to the Bayside." - R.H.