Kingcome Thunderbird

About this object

Narrative

Ben Dick was commonly known by the name Blackie.

Physical description

Thunderbird facing to the front with a circular head that has circular black eyes outlined by yellow and surrounded by a blue area with black brows above. There is a red nose and a downturned red mouth outlined with upturned blue. Around the head, there are seven upside down yellow split u's that have red inward pointing triangular shapes within. There is a frontal face on the chest that has black eyes surrounded by a red area with black brows above, a black nose, a black moustache, and an open red mouth showing teeth. The four-feathered outstretched wings have blue s-shapes along the top with a blue ovoid eye surrounded by a yellow area above. The feathers from the inside out have the following design: a black split u, a green u form, and a yellow outlined ovoid; a black eye, a red u form, a black split u, a green u form, and a yellow outlined ovoid; three black u forms, a red split u, a sideways green u form outlined by a black one, and a yellow s-shape outlined by black; and a red u form surrounded by two green u forms, a black u form, a red split u, a sideways green u form outlined by a black one, and a yellow s-shape outlined by black. The three-feathered tail has a black fin-tail shape, a red u form, and a yellow section at each tip. The black and red legs are outstretched with open brown claws that have a central yellow ovoid. On the back, there reads in blue ink 'Kingcome Thunderbird' with 'Ben Dick' in pencil. The painting is on a horizontally rectangular, light yellow paper piece from a spiral book.