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Mosquito - 15 x 11 Unframed Artist Proof

Artist: William Wasden Jr

Dłisdła̱n “Mosquito” is associated with the Man-Eater Baxwbakwalanuksiwe’. In the ancient legend of the A̱wik̓inux̱w “Rivers Inlet Tribe”, their ancestor Na̱nwaḵawe’ “Wise One” after killing the dreaded Man-Eater, took his ashes and his family and blew it into the four directions saying, “Now you will be the biting insects of the world, you will crave human blood and remind us of the power of Baxwbakwalanuksiwe’.” The color red in the design represents the mosquito’s craving for human blood, and also represents the color of “life” among the Kwakwa̱ka̱’wakw.


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