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U990.14.77
Artist / Maker : Hunt, Henry
Title : Killer Whale & Hawk
Date (Execution) : n.d.
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwagu'ł, Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Intricate print of whale facing west with a hawk overlapping and appearing as a tail.
Accession # : U990.14.77
Width (cm) : 72.50
Height (cm) : 57.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : In this print the killer whale is shown with a hawk. It is the third published screen print by Henry Hunt and is of traditional Kwagulth design. This is an origin of the killer whale story related by Henry to us about this print: "Maxinux (pronounced Ma-ghi-noo) is a Kwagulth Indian word meaning 'of the killer whale.' That is what his father called him. The father was called Amph. He was a Chief. One day his son went hunting and disappeared. His father could not find him. He dreamt about his son one night and told him that he belonged to another family, the killer whales. He said to his father, 'I will be back in four days just for a visit' - because he now belonged to the family of the Killer Whales." - Henry Hunt (Statement provided by Open Pacific Graphics)