Moo Uch Mit - Deer Dancing with Fire, Limited Edition PrintArt Thompson (Nuu-chah-nulth - Ditidaht & Cowichan)
"The Wolf people, who weren't very good dancers, were having a potlatch. Deer came in and began to dance. He wrapped cedar bark around his ankles, and as he danced around the fire, he mystified the Wolf people with his dancing. This print depicts Deer as he danced too close to the fire and his anklets caught on fire." - Art Thompson
Art Thompson was born in 1948 in the village of Whyac on the southern end of Nitinaht Lake. He belonged to the Ditidaht Band of the Nuu-chah-nulth people.
Well-versed in many of the artistic styles of the coast, Art developed his own innovative and distinctive interpretation of Nuu-chah-nulth design. Art created a number of large dance screens, which, in turn became serigraphs, while other print images were drawn from drum heads.
Art Thompson’s work can be found in many public collections including the Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec, the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, The Canadian High Commission in Singapore, and Stanford University in the United States.
Art Thompson passed away in March of 2003.
Serigraph, Limited Edition of 35/200 and 54/200
17 1/2"w x 23 1/2"h