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Artist / Maker : Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Title : Whirl-pool (Frog and Raven)
Date (Execution) : n.d.
Geographical Origin : Gitanmaax (Hazelton); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Gitxsan, Wet'suwet'en
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : First Nations formline design of spiralling blue lines and shapes with animal faces. Bottom of print consists of black hill shapes and a figure with pursed lips in a blowing motion.
Accession # : U990.14.830
Width (cm) : 38.00
Height (cm) : 56.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "This whirl-pool of wind is a significant sign to the Indian Medicine Man to tell him when his healing power is good or successful. It (the whirlpool) appears as a sign and is very small; if a man isn't aware or on his toes, he could miss the sign. The designs of the frog & Raven show that the frog & Raven family (clan) song was used to do the particular healing." - Robert Sebastian