Museum of Anthropology at UBC

during 1969
Object > Artwork
Related School
St. Michael's (BC)
Creators and Contributors
Robert King
Place Made
Alert Bay, British Columbia
Profile whale facing to the right with three rows of black and red dots extending from the spout. A series of green and black split u's around the top and the back of the head; green and black eye circular eye in a tapering oval with a black eyebrow. Mouth has white teeth, then yellow and black u forms, then red and black split u's. Black u forms on the body and a black split u on the dorsal fin with green and black dots on the belly. Red and green shape by the spout and a green circle with red semi-circles on the tail. In green felt pen, at the top left, there reads 'Robert King' and in the bottom left, there reads 'KILLER WHALE'. The drawing is on a horizontally rectangular, white paper piece that is glued to green 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. They were also featured briefly by a local television station.


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Repository Object Identifier
Display Measurements
overall: 52.0 cm x 56.0 cm x 0.2 cm
Materials and Techniques
painted, glued, drawn


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