Not Primitive was created in the summer of 2007 in the town of Horice in the Czech Republic. The 12 ton sandstone sculpture is loosely based on a west coast First Nations rattle that resides in the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology.
The rattle has the figure of a frog sitting on a man’s chest, its long tongue entering his chest as a way of imparting knowledge. Hildebrand’s intense interest in First Nations west coast art hugely influence the sculpture.
It is currently residing in a town square in Hradec Kralove.