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U990.14.558
Artist / Maker : Amos, Patrick
Title : T-Bird Killer Whale and Wolf
Date (Execution) : 1986
Geographical Origin : Nootka Island, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Mowachaht, Nuu-chah-nulth
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : The thunderbird is carrying the killer whale, holding its back on the left side of the paper., while the wolf stands on the nose of the killer whale. The creatures are printed in black, red and grey ink on white paper, with black and grey linework indicating the thunderbird's feathers, the wolf's fur, and the whale's sheen.
Accession # : U990.14.558
Width (cm) : 38.00
Height (cm) : 51.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : This print represents three of the most important animal figures in Nootkan (Westcoast) mythology. The giant bird Thunderbird is often associated with thunder and lighting. The killer whale in this print is believed to transform into a supernatural white wolf. Wolves and wolf dancers are important in the ceremonies of the Westcoast peoples. This is a unique combination of these central figures in Patrick's distinctive style. (Statement provided by Pacific Editions)