Prayers is an unframed serigraph of a limited edition print series of only 100. The print was made in 2016 by Roy Henry Vickers from the Tsimshian Nation. The print is signed, numbered and titled in original by the artist.
The image is 19.5 inches or 49.5 centimeters wide and 12.5 inches or close to 32 centimeters high. The size of the print itself is 15 inches or 38 centimeters high and 22 inches or 56 centimeters wide.
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The following is quoted from Henry Vickers about this Print: “The children of the Tsimshian village of Kitkatla love to play at being hunters, eager for their turn to join the grown-ups. But when they capture and mistreat a crow, the Chief of the Heavens, angered at their disrespect, brings down a powerful storm.
The rain floods the Earth and villagers have no choice but to abandon their homes and flee to their canoes. As the seas rise, the villagers tie themselves to the top of Anchor Mountain, where they pray for days on end and promise to teach their children to value all life. The storm stops, and the waters recede. From that point on, the villagers appoint a chief to perform the Peace Dance at every potlatch and, with it, pass on the story of the flood and the importance of respect.”
* Colours of artwork may not be exactly as on screen.