II Timothy 2:11,12

About this object

History of use

Northwest Coast print making is a relatively new art form, which began in the late 1940's, but did not develop until the late 1960's. The establishment of the Northwest Coast Indian Artists Guild, in 1977, aided the implementation of standards in limited addition runs and various aspects of quality control. Silk-screen prints have been used to portray traditional and contemporary themes, as well as, to make personal statements.

Cultural context

contemporary art

Iconographic meaning

This print symbolizes Christ's crucifixion.

Physical description

Head of christ depicted in Northwest Coast style using s-shapes, u forms, split u's, and ovoids for the eyes, hair, and the mouth. The face and hair are divided vertically, one half red on the left side and one half black on the right side with negative spaces left grey. The red side has three tears from the eye down the cheek. The crown of thorns is only on the red side. The eye on the black side is solid in the centre while the eye on the red side is outlined with negative space. Pencil inscription across the bottom edge reads '61/100 II TIMONTHY 2: 11,12 Roy H. Vickers Tsimsian Tribe KitKatla B.C. 9/4/76.'. The print is on a vertically rectangular, grey paper piece.