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U990.14.921
Artist / Maker : Dennis, Danny
Title : Octopus
Date (Execution) : 1986
Geographical Origin : Kitwanga, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Tsimshian
Style / Period :
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Octopus in red with prominent suckers finely outlined in black.
Accession # : U990.14.921
Width (cm) : 30.00
Height (cm) : 40.50
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : The octopus is indigenous to the Northwest Coast of B.C. and is sought after as a delicacy by the natives in this area. Although not as common as some other sea creatures, the octopus figures in a number of legends, both as a benevolent and awe-inspiring animal. (statement provided by Open Pacific Graphics)