Preston Singletary (Tlingit, born 1963). <em>Guardian of the Sea</em>, 2004. Glass, 18 x 6 x 18 in. (45.7 x 15.2 x 45.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Fairfield-Maxwell, Ltd., by exchange

, 2004.2. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2004.2_Russell_Johnson_photo_SL3.jpg)

Guardian of the Sea

Artist:Preston Singletary

Medium: Glass

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Dimensions: 18 x 6 x 18 in. (45.7 x 15.2 x 45.7 cm)


Museum Location: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor


Accession Number: 2004.2

Image: 2004.2_Russell_Johnson_photo_SL3.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Sculpture of blown and sand-carved glass is red and black, the two signature colors for Northwest Coast art. It represents a killer whale, one of the crest designs of Tlingit artist Preston Singletary. It is made using traditional form-line designs with black forming the positive, primary spaces and red forming the negative, secondary spaces. The whale is arched, with flippers and tail fins down and dorsal fin up. Condition: excellent.

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