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Artist / Maker : Alfred, Bruce
Title : Beaver
Date (Execution) : 1981
Geographical Origin : 'Yalis (Alert Bay); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : 'Namgis, Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : A black, green and red image of beaver. Ovoid face and ears at top center; two front teeth in red and white at center. Smaller face at bottom center with red patchwood pattern above it denote the tail. The beaver image takes up the entire square space of composition.
Accession # : U990.14.285
Width (cm) : 32.90
Height (cm) : 38.10
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : Bruce Alfred has been producing bent boxes recently and has been painting in this traditional rectangular format. The animal has been stylized with rearranged elements to fit the available space. (Statement provided by Open Pacific Graphics )