Print View  |  Add to Cart

U990.14.91
Artist / Maker : Hunt, George Jr.
Title : Sea Kingdom
Date (Execution) : 1980
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 : Octopus on left side. Man riding a frog. Larger undersea god beside him, far right side has image of wispy underwater reeds.
Accession # : U990.14.91
Width (cm) : 48.20
Height (cm) : 38.00
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : See-wid, a delicate boy and a disappointment to his father, wandered into the woods one day caring little of what became of him. Coming to a pool, he stopped and while brooding over his misfortunes was approached by a great frog who asked if See-wid wished to accompany him to the bottom of the sea. Here See-wid met Komaqua, the spirit of the deep, who gave him permission to use crests of the animals seen there. After returning to earth, See-wid passed through many trials and went on to become a great and powerful chief. George's great grandmother looked after Chief Sisa-Kaulas. (Statement provided by Open Pacific Graphics)