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Double Headed Serpent

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lessLIE, Double Headed Serpent, 2006, screenprint on bright white wove paper, Gift of Barbara Christy Wagner, © unknown, research required, 2013.20.4

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Title

Double Headed Serpent

Artist

lessLIE (Coast Salish, born 1973)

Date

2006

Medium

screenprint on bright white wove paper

Edition

43/50

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 19 in x 26 1/2 in; sheet: 22 in x 29 1/4 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature; date: lessLIE '06, graphite, lower right

title: DOUBLE HEADED SERPENT, graphite, lower middle

edition: 43/50, grahite, lower left

Collection Area

Native American Art; Graphic Arts

Category

Northwest Coast

Prints

Object Type

stencil print

Cultural Group

Coast Salish

Credit Line

Gift of Barbara Christy Wagner

Accession Number

2013.20.4

Copyright

© unknown, research required

Terms

Animalia

Coast Salish

Northwest Coast Native American styles

screen printing

screen prints

snake

wove paper

Description

Artist lessLIE has written that the carved combs of the Coast Salish (Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest) inspired this image: "The contrasting interplay between the positive space and the negative space of the trigons and crescents is intended to evoke serpentine motion. In Coast Salish belief, double-headed animals, because of their extraordinary nature, are considered to be very powerful creatures."

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