John Livingston Seal Hunter and Grey Whale Artist Proof Print edition of 20.
This limited edition print titled “Seal Hunter and Grey Whale” by John Livingston was published in October, 2007. It was hand produced by screen printing process. The artist has checked each copy in the edition. The edition consists of: 200 signed & numbered copies, 20 Artist’s Proofs, and 1 Printer’s Proof. 3 Hors de Commerce copies exist and are defaced; all other trial copies have been destroyed and the printing stencils obliterated. Paper: Stonehenge Cover White9rag). Paper Size: 55x 58 cm. Image Size: 48.5 x 48.5 cm. Colours: Dark grey teal blue-green, sienna and black with blue bleed-run. Numbered copies of this edition bear the Pacific Editions chop mark, excluding copies distributed by the artist. Printmaking by Pacific Editions Limited, Victoria, B.C., Canada. This design is copyright by John Livingston, 2007. This is the only limited edition printing of this design.
“The seal hunter is shown in a two-man hunting canoe using the extremely pointed paddle for sealing, because they don’t splash when approaching a seal. The grey whale is ‘breaching’ in front of the canoe and the hunter holds his paddle skyward while he sings for the whale. The wolf figure shown on the body of the whale signifies the whale’s ability to transform to a wolf figure. Part of the inspiration for this design was my late friend, Art Thompson’s design.” –John Livingston