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U014.3.671
Artist / Maker : Wasden, William HiƂamas Edward Jr. (Wak'analagalis)
Title : Loon
Date (Execution) : 1999
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 : screen prints
Visual Description : First Nations formline design of loon in profile facing right in colours red, green and black.
Accession # : U014.3.671
Width (cm) : 38.50
Height (cm) : 27.75
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "In our culture the loon represents harmony and peace. Loon is also a messenger because of its ability to dive under the water. The loon accompanies the chief of the Undersea World. The loon also possesses great supernatural power. In the warrior dance, called Tuxwid, the dancer may summon the loon to appear and make its call, which could evoke death. It is a unique crest, rarely displayed as a family crest or privilege."