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U990.14.564
Artist / Maker : Amos, Patrick
Title : Thunderbird and Whale
Date (Execution) : 1990
Geographical Origin : Nootka Island, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Mowachaht, Nuu-chah-nulth
Style / Period : Western Modern 1900-1950
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Star in circles border at top and left sides. Thunderbird is diving toward whale. Printed in colours blue; red; and black.
Accession # : U990.14.564
Width (cm) : 53.50
Height (cm) : 38.50
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : The Thunderbird is one of the great unchanging legendary creatures of the West Coast tribes. Because of his tremendous size, his main source of food was killer whales which he would catch by diving from the sky & seizing in his great talons. The blue & green circles are indicative of the sky. This is a geometric framing device based on old Nootkan. (Statement provided by Pacific Editions)