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U014.3.672
Artist / Maker : Wasden, William HiƂamas Edward Jr. (Wak'analagalis)
Title : Frog
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 frog in profile facing left in colours red, green and black.
Accession # : U014.3.672
Width (cm) : 38.25
Height (cm) : 27.75
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "The frog is a highly respected creature for its supernatural abilities. Frogs are used by medicine people, both good and bad, as power sources. The reason the frog's tongue is black is because of its ability to cause death. The frog also has the power to create great things. Supernatural frogs give birth to coppers to bestow on certain ancestors. The frog also appears in the warrior dance, such as Tuxwid, where a woman will give birth to a frog, displaying her supernatural abilities and connection to this powerful being."