Answer to the Call

About this object


Series 46/50. From Box Set I, a portfolio of nine original limited edition serigraphs by Coast Salish artists. Commissioned by the Salish Weave Collection between 2004 and 2008.

Cultural context

Depicts the Salish legend of the thunderbird and killer whale.

Physical description

Silkscreen print on white paper. A red thunderbird faces the viewer, wings spread, gripping the killer whale that swims below it, tall dorsal fin in beak, talons clutching head. A small skull sits on the thunderbirds forehead. The whale is black with a wide red mouth open in a grimace, showing large teeth and pointed canines. It too faces the viewer.