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U990.14.439
Artist / Maker : Thompson, Art ; Tsa Qwa Supp
Title : Thlop-Kee-Tupp
Date (Execution) : 1990/01
Geographical Origin : Whyac, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Coast Salish, Cowichan, Nuu-chah-nulth, Ditidaht
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : First Nations design, central stylized bird figure with blue body and red and black wings with white paper showing through design shapes.
Accession # : U990.14.439
Width (cm) : 57.00
Height (cm) : 72.50
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "'Thlop Kee Tupp' (Ditidaht for Thunderbird) was Art's father's name. It was given to Art in a name giving ceremony at a memorial ceremony for his father. This print is a self portrait depicting Art as a Thunderbird, the human presence indicated by hands in the lower part of the bird. As Art is an established wood carver, he has also included some traditional carving tools and a mask." (statement provided by Pacific Editions)