This limited-edition print titled “Dzunuk’wa’ and Sisiutl Canoe” by Kwagu’ł artist Calvin Hunt has been hand-produced by the screen-printing process.
“A young man decided that he needed help in his quest to become a great warrior. He knew that Dzunuk’wa’ could help as she had fabulous wealth in her supernatural treasure box. Dzunuk’wa’ might be vain, stupid and clumsy, but she was also very spontaneous in her gift giving. The young warrior knew that her baby ogress never cried, much to the chagrin of the giantess. He thought that she might present him with a gift if he could make her child cry. So he proceeded to taunt the baby, pinching and teasing her. Finally, with great excitement, he heard the baby ogress cry out. The giantess was so overwhelmed she presented him with a gift – a supernatural canoe.
Not only did this canoe carry him in his journeys across the sea and rivers, but also it was a supernatural canoe that could transform into whatever he wished. He thought that Sisiutl would be his perfect ally. The double-headed serpent was a dreaded force to be dealt with – his glance could turn an enemy into stone, its flesh was impervious to any spear. His scales, spines, blood and eyes were formidable weapons. So this is how the young man earned his Great Warrior status.” - Calvin Hunt
This edition consists of 200 signed & numbered copies. Paper Size: 35 x 55.5 cm or about 14 x 22 inches. The image size is 26 x 49 cm or about 10 1/4 x 19 1/4 inches.