This limited edition print titled “Legend of Queneesh” by Kwagu’ł artist Calvin Hunt has been hand-produced by the screen-printing process. This edition consists of 200 signed & numbered copies.
“Long ago there were big cedar-planked houses, totem poles, and canoes in the Comox Valley. The nights were very quiet except for the sounds of sea birds, water, and owls hooting. One night an old man, Quoi Qwa Lak, had a dream. A voice told him that he must tell the chief and the Comox People to prepare for a great flood.
The Chief called his people together to tell them to prepare for the flood. They built canoes and packed them with food and clothes. The young men took a strong cedar rope to the top of the glacier and tied the rope at the top. The people tied their canoes to the rope. It kept raining and raining until little of the glacier was above water. The people are very afraid. All of a sudden the glacier began to move and the people cried “white Whale! White Whale! Queneesh! Queneesh! The glacier has taken the form of a whale. The people were saved. The rain stopped and Queneesh still stands guard over the K’òmoks People. For traditional designing, the whale is done in black form lines. His white back represents the glacier.” —Calvin Hunt
This edition consists of 200 signed & numbered copies. The print is 48 x 51 cm or about 19 x 20 inches. The image size is 42 x 42 cm or about 16 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches.
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