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U998.7.77
Artist / Maker : Wasden, William HiƂamas Edward Jr. (Wak'analagalis)
Title : Kulus and Gwayam
Date (Execution) : 1994/07/01
Geographical Origin : 'Yalis (Alert Bay); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : 'Namgis, Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : Print; Serigraph
Visual Description : White background. The bird is looking to the right, the wings are out. There is a fish with head at the left side- it is below the bird. The colours are black, red, and grey.
Accession # : U998.7.77
Width (cm) : 49.50
Height (cm) : 38.50
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : Kolus is the sister of the supernatural Thunderbird. Gwayam is a whale who is even larger than the Killerwhale. The original design for this print was created for a memorial, and it was used, by a relative, as a dance screen. The design relates the combination of two tribes coming together for this occasion.