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U990.14.97
Artist / Maker : Hunt, George Jr.
Title : Mother and Child
Date (Execution) : 1986
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 image of a mother whale with plume of mist coming out of blowhole curved around a baby whale underneath her.
Accession # : U990.14.97
Width (cm) : 37.90
Height (cm) : 47.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : This design of traditional Kwakiutl whales was inspired by the birth of George's daughter Natasha. The whale was the main family crest figure of his grandfather Sam Henderson. The style of the design is George's tribute to the unique art of the Henderson family. (Statement provided by Open Pacific Graphics)