Object photography

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Object description

  • Tim Paul (Hesquiaht First Nation and Nuu-chah-nulth, birth 1950)
  • Thunderbird Taking His Human Form, 1982
  • Ink on paper
  • Northwest Coast culture Area, British Columbia, Canada
  • H: 15 in, W: 19 in (H: 38.1 cm, W: 48.3 cm)
  • Gift of Katrina M. Carye, 2011
  • 2011.29.54


Inscribed in pencil below image "87/125/82 Thunderbird Taking His Human Form / Tim Paul"


This depicts the transformation of Thunderbird taking on the form of a human. The face of the human is extending out of the chest of Thunderbird, just below it's head. The primary color used is black with red and blue accents, all on a white paper background.


Tim Paul