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U990.14.769
Artist / Maker : Vickers, Roy Henry
Title : Sea Lions
Date (Execution) : 1988/10/27
Geographical Origin : British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Haida, Heiltsuk, Tsimshian, English
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Three red sea lions in water in the foreground. Above them is a large figure in the sky.
Accession # : U990.14.769
Width (cm) : 54.50
Height (cm) : 37.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "Sea Lions can be found in colonies all along British Columbia's coastline. Often they congregate in areas that are inaccessible to the average person. Near Tofino where I live there are two large groups. In Pacific Rim Park there is a colony which can be observed from the beach. A short stroll along Combers Beach near Tofino will bring one within sight of Sea Lions which gather on the rocks close to the shore. Every summer, visitors to our area can observe the Combers Beach Sea Lions." R.H.V. "Originally painted in 1982 and published in 1988, this is an interesting transition work. While still retaining the design rules of traditional Northwest Coast Indian art, Roy displays his unique style. This was an early step in Roy portraying his natural environment." Vincent Rickard