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U990.14.676
Artist / Maker : Greene, Stan
Title : Human With Thunderbirds
Date (Execution) : 1979
Geographical Origin : British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Coast Salish, Semiahmoo
Style / Period : Western Modern 1900-1950
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Spindle whorl design of a human figure encircled by thunderbirds.
Accession # : U990.14.676
Width (cm) : 50.00
Height (cm) : 50.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "Two superimposed human figures are flanked by thunderbirds. The protective arch is again present, but there is also a merging of the limbs of man and bird. The lower figure is shown faceless, and the thunderbird's talons have become the human shoulders and arms. The spiritual exchange between man and nature is represented by the facial motifs contained in the bodies of the birds and the seated human form." - Stan Greene