Kyran Yeomans

Northwest Coast Native Artist Kyran Yeomans from Haida Nation

Haida Nation

Born in 1988, Kyran Yeomans has been carving since 2005 under the tutelage of his father, the renowned artist Don Yeomans who is considered one of the master Haida artists on the Pacific Northwest Coast.

Kyran has assisted his father with the completion of a 40 foot totem pole, which is considered a part of family apprenticeship.  In 2012, he created a short doc film that followed his father throughout the various stages of carving a large scale totem pole.

In addition to wood carvings, he has embarked on jewelry carving thereby widening and deepening his skills as an artist.

 

Exhibitions:

2009     Haida Masterworks, Group exhibition at Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery. Vancouver, BC.

2013      Haida Masterworks II, Group exhibition at Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery. Vancouver, BC.

2017      Haida Masterworks III, Group exhibition at Coastal Peoples Fine Arts Gallery. Vancouver, BC.

Works by this Artist (Present + Past + Public)

Present Works

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  • Between Worlds Panel

    Kyran Yeomans

    CA$8,500.00

    Red Cedar wood, Acrylic paint

    With Raven signifying a creative force in the world, I enjoy the idea of a vast, limitless force being depicted here, carrying or nurturing this playful blue creature into existence. That [this Frog] begins its cycle in the primordial beverage and then makes its way earthward resonates here for me, as it is not unlike our own terrestrial journey. I would trust this creature to show you, to be your link to this essence of origin.” – Kyran Yeomans

  • Lil’ Froggy Panel

    Kyran Yeomans

    CA$13,800.00

    Red Cedar wood

    The Frog is one of my favourite beings to portray, and having the opportunity with this piece to express him from a different perspective was very enjoyable. During my work on this piece, my child [Rio] was still ‘in the oven,’ so to speak. We could feel a bum sticking out prominently through mum’s belly. After he was born, my son retained this go-to position, and his likeness to Lil’ Froggy while curled up on his mum’s chest one day made me smile.” – Kyran Yeomans

  • “Sunrise” Cast Mask

    Kyran Yeomans

    CA$15,000.00

    Bronze Cast

    Edition of 12

    It seems, at times, the material will give direction to what will come. This was the case for this piece. As it became clearer that it was to become a sun figure, the idea of it being a companion for a moon piece I had done many years previously excited me. The timing possesses a feeling of cosmic intention to it, a cyclical weight.

    Arriving after ten years of darkness, the sun appears, bringing with it a new season. Life awakening after hibernation, new green finding its way into being, spring. Illumination. Newness. Difference. Balance. Growth, in all its awkwardness and vulnerability. Foreshadowing.

    I [wrote] these words in the summer of 2021, after welcoming my son into this world a few weeks ago. I look back and see this piece giving me a big empyrean wink. May it warm and light your space and voyage through these three dimensions (…and beyond).” – Kyran Yeomans

  • “The White Whale” Panel

    Kyran Yeomans

    RESERVED

    Red Cedar wood, Acrylic paint

    The idea of having a piece which could represent the ever-moving finish line, something always just out of reach, was the starting point for this piece. We can have ideals or goals as motivation to be moving in a certain direction, but to do so without an appreciation of the scenic route we take on the way to meet these goals would mean opportunities and reflections lost.

    Mocha Dick – the white sperm whale from the 1800’s that birthed the expression ‘white whale’ as representing something that is obsessively pursued – made the waters of the southern Pacific its home. Here in this piece, its spirit lives on, awaiting its new home where it may bring peace of mind and heart to those who have at long last found their White Whale.” – Kyran Yeomans

  • “Louder Than Words” Mask

    Kyran Yeomans

    CA$9,500.00

    Alder wood, Acrylic paint

    It is New Year’s Day, and Dad mentions seeing a fallen alder tree in the woods by his studio. We hike down to it, about a hundred and fifty steps or so, and cut it into a few pieces with a chainsaw. It is raining pretty hard for added dramatic effect.
    We load a few pieces onto a dolly and take turns pulling/pushing the two-hundred-pound load back up the stairs we had come down. This takes an hour. For the second dolly load, we decide to go down the stairs and just push the dolly for a few kilometers on a hilly trail instead.

    I had initially intended something quite different for this mask, and I used that idea as a starting point. Part of the process for me these days is allowing for new directions to present themselves, and getting comfortable with letting go and pursuing them. The feathers at this person’s mouth suggest a power of speech. I have been thinking lately that there is more to what we hear and say than the words themselves. There is a feeling, intent, and vibrational energy as well. The feathers here may provide a way to transcend our physiological boundaries and amplify the message further.” – Kyran Yeomans

  • “Sunrise” Cast Mask

    Kyran Yeomans

    CA$15,000.00

    Bronze Cast

    Edition of 12

    24 x 24 x 10″ (mask only)

    28.5 x 26 x 15.5″ (including base)

    It seems, at times, the material will give direction to what will come. This was the case for this piece. As it became clearer that it was to become a sun figure, the idea of it being a companion for a moon piece I had done many years previously excited me. The timing possesses a feeling of cosmic intention to it, a cyclical weight.

    Arriving after ten years of darkness, the sun appears, bringing with it a new season. Life awakening after hibernation, new green finding its way into being, spring. Illumination. Newness. Difference. Balance. Growth, in all its awkwardness and vulnerability. Foreshadowing.

    I [wrote] these words in the summer of 2021, after welcoming my son into this world a few weeks ago. I look back and see this piece giving me a big empyrean wink. May it warm and light your space and voyage through these three dimensions (…and beyond).” – Kyran Yeomans

Past Works

The artist’s Past Works at our Gallery have now sold; however, a custom order may be possible if the artist is available and accepting commissions.