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U990.14.1568
Artist / Maker : Vickers, Roy Henry
Title : The Creation Of Eve
Date (Execution) : 1980
Geographical Origin : British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Haida, Heiltsuk, Tsimshian, English
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : invitations; exhibition records
Visual Description : Black and red print of a man lying on his back with a woman rising from his ribs with a dove flying above. Invitation.
Accession # : U990.14.1568
Width (cm) : 25.50
Height (cm) : 18.50
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : As an artist, I have an ever-ready eye for good works by other artists. There is one artist in particular whose work I find fascinating - Albrecht Durer. I saw his rendition which illustrates the Biblical account of the creation of Eve. It inspired me to create the same scene from the mind of some- one who could only work with the traditional shapes and colours of Tsimshian art. I used the same method of representing the human body and its parts as I would a bird or a fish, or any other animal. I have portrayed Adam lying on the ground and Eve emerging from his rib cage. The spirit of God has been mentioned throughout the Bible as being represented by a dove, and so God is represented here as a bird hovering over The Creation of Eve. http://www.royhenryvickers.com/reproductions/product/749