‘Killerwhale Clan’ by Wayne Young – First Nations Northwest Coast Nisga’a Art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: no condition noted.
Description by Artist: ‘Killerwhale Clan‘ – “When the first person went swimming in the ocean he was alone. So he asked the Creator for companionship in the water. So the Creator provided Killerwhales. The Killerwhale is associated with sea lions, which we see in this design.”
Notes from DaVic Gallery: This Limited Edition silkscreen prints titled “Killerwhale Clan” by Wayne Young was published in August 1999. It was hand produced by the screen-printing process. It is the only limited edition printing of this design. The artist was involved in the printmaking, checking the stencils and signing each copy in the edition: 180 signed and numbered copies, 18 artist’s proofs, 18 Remarque’s and 1 printer’s proof. 3 Hors de Commerce copies exist and are defaced and all other trial copies have been destroyed and the printing stencils obliterated.
This is the fourth in a series of Nisga’a clan figures. Half of this edition has been printed on white paper and half has been printed on beige paper.