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Description

Killer whale and eagle painting in black, red, green, and yellow on a white background.
Both figures are in profile and facing to the right side. The black whale is on the bottom. Its oval black pupil and eye surrounded by an oval that is pointed at both ends is looking upward at the bird on top of its dorsal fin. The eye is surrounded by a green area. Behind the eye, there is a red and black ovoid. The nostrils and the open mouth are red. Behind the back of the mouth, there are three sideways black u forms. The side fin is decorated with a black ovoid, two thick, curving black and red lines with three black circles above and inverted u forms below, a sideways green u form, and a thick red curving line with two pairs of black dashes above and three inverted green u forms below. The dorsal fin is decorated with to inverted black u forms surrounded by an elongated red one. The tail is decorated with a sideways green u form and a sideways red u form. The bird is resting on top of the whale's dorsal fin with its yellow claw and its wings outstretched at the back. The circular black pupil and eye are surrounded by an oval that has points at both ends and a green area. The beak is yellow, and the lips are lined with red. The front of the wings have two sideways red u forms outlined by black ones. The back of the wings have two sideways yellow u forms, two green u forms, and a thick, curving red line with another smaller feather below of a similar latter design. The tail is decorated with red dashes. The body is black. Pen on the top left corner reads a word for 'eagle' and pen on the bottom left corner reads a word for 'whale'. The painting is horizontally rectangular.

Narrative

One of a set originally painted in a spiral drawing book while Mungo Martin was in a Vancouver hospital in 1951.

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