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Orca & Seal 0037

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Caption: Orca & Seal 0037
Scientific name: Orcinus orca
Location: Vancouver, BC.
Copyright: © Graeme Teague 832-526-1123 gtphoto@shaw.ca
AGPix ID: AGPix_GrTePh23_2304
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Comments: Sculpture, killer whale with seal in it's mouth - Vancouver International Airport - part of their huge and stunning collection of contemporary First Nations work. Thunderbird and Killer Whale. Year: 1999. Artist:Richard Hunt. Dimensions and materials: Red cedar, acrylic paint | Killer Whale 2.2 x 1.2 x 4.9m; Thunderbird 2.7 x 4 x 6m Terminal: Domestic. Level: Level 2. Security access: Before security This two-part sculpture by Richard Hunt shows Thunderbird with wings spread as it is about to swoop down on its prey, Killer Whale. Killer Whale is a hunter too and is depicted with a seal in its mouth; human faces are painted on its side fins, a bear on its dorsal fin and an eagle on its tail and in its blowhole. All beings represented are crests of the Kwakwaka'wakw people, the eagle being the principal crest of Hunt's clan in For Rupert, British Columbia, while the Thunderbird was bestowed upon Hunt during a family potlatch. GTPhoto is a wonderful knowledge/photo agency with all award winning photographers, authors, filmmakers, scientists & guides covering our world - PNW coastal native culture an absolute specialty.

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