Museum of Anthropology at UBC

during 1969
Object > Artwork
Related School
St. Michael's (BC)
Creators and Contributors
Clifford Hanuse
Place Made
Alert Bay, British Columbia
Profile red whale image facing to the left with three rows of ovals extending up from the spout. Felt pen filled design elements including tail flukes and face in fin or wing-like feature behind the spout. Large even teeth are outlined in red. Pencil inscription at the lower right reads 'Clifford Hanuse age - 10'. The drawing is on a horizontally rectangular, yellow-brown paper piece that is glued to black cardboard. Covered with clear plastic.

From a collection of Northwest Coast inspired artwork produced by First Nations children at the Alert Bay Residential School during the 1968 to 1969 school year. The works were also part of an exhibition of student drawings, displayed at the Charles Sanderson Library in Toronto during 1970. Clifford Hanuse viewed the two posters he made in this collection at MOA in 2005. He recalled Henry Speck coming to the school to sketch some images for the children to work from.

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overall: 45.4 cm x 60.8 cm x 0.2 cm
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