Print View  |  Add to Cart

Artist / Maker : Sebastian, Robert E.; Gwin-Jakwsxw
Title : Halley's Comet
Date (Execution) : 1985
Geographical Origin : Gitanmaax (Hazelton); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Gitxsan, Wet'suwet'en
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Light blue design of a circular comet in top right with a long tail extending through the image with various animal designs; six starts surrounding image in different locations; white background.
Accession # : U990.14.835
Width (cm) : 75.50
Height (cm) : 55.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "In the tradition of commemorating special events, Robert has produced a large scale screen print of Halley's Comet's current journey around the sun. The face in the comet is Raven, and the figures in the tail are Bear, Frog, Wolf, Killer Whale and Grouse, the major clan animals for Robert." (statement provided by Pacific Editions)