This Artist Proof Edition “Thunderbird & Killerwhale” print by Kwagu’ł artist Calvin Hunt has been hand-produced by the screen-printing process.
“The Thunderbird is Calvin’s main crest, handed down to him during the Hunt Potlatch in 1976. He received the prestigious right to this crest from his mother, Emma Hunt. The Thunderbird can be associated with the Killerwhale in Kwagu’l design.
In Kwagu’l mythology, the Thunderbird is considered to be the great Protector of Man and as the spirit that made wishes come true. By the flapping of his wings, he creates thunder, and from his eyes lightning flashed. Just by looking at his enemies, he can turn them into stone. He was huge and powerful, able to catch and lift a Killerwhale.
The Killerwhale is an important character in Kwagu’l mythology, usually as a clan ancestor associated with sea beings. It was also associated with coppers, property disposition, and wealth." - Calvin Hunt
This edition consists of 200 signed & numbered copies. Print Size: 51 x 56 cm or about 20 x 22 inches. The image size is 42 x 50 cm or about 16 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches.
The print for sale does not include a frame.