About this object

Cultural context

contemporary art

Physical description

Paper in shape of canoe prow; black band at top and along side on left; red form lines with black as secondary colour. Ovoid with interior salmon-trout head is flanked on either side by two split u forms with crosshatching; circle with long curved pointed extension at right below ovoid; face at front of prow has bent brows, pointed eyelid lines, black pupils; four groups of horizontal lines around eye; curled nostril joins lip band above teeth. Blue wax crayon scribbles over surface. On reverse, blue wax crayon outline of bird with beak and head in prow, wing above bent leg with claws, two claws have been partially outlined and painted black.