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U990.14.85
Artist / Maker : Hunt, George Jr.
Title : Hawk Drum Design
Date (Execution) : 1979
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwagu'ł, Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Circular format First Nations design of stylized hawk facing left with body full frontal and wings spread. In colours yellow, red and black.
Accession # : U990.14.85
Width (cm) : 40.70
Height (cm) : 44.50
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : This design was inspired by a painting on an old drum created in George's own distinctive style. The hawk was often incorporated into dances and is associated with the Sun and the Thunderbird. The prominent hooked beak is a distinguishable feature. This is George's 3rd published graphic print. (Statement provided by Open Pacific Graphics)