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  • ‘The Power of Transformation’ Bentwood Box

    Margaret August

    SOLD

    Red Cedar wood, Yellow Cedar wood, Acrylic Paint

    The Power of TransformationBentwood Box is a precisely painted masterwork inspired by an artifact in the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography’s collection at Harvard University. The artifact is a wooden comb from the early 1800’s, featuring a Frog motif on one side and a Double-Headed Serpent motif on the other. It was carved by a Coast Salish individual. Margaret wanted to create a contemporary take on the original artist’s style using the Serpent design. As with many of Margaret’s pieces, the figures are painted reflectively, with one side of the design mirroring the side opposite to it.

    The Double-Headed Serpent is a supernatural figure associated with wealth, power, rebirth, and transformation. The most well-known version of this creature is the Sisiutl from Kwakwaka’wakw legend, but many coastal First Nations have their own variations of the figure as well.

  • Divine Momentum

    Margaret August

    $175.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 13o

    2021

    Unframed

    (For inquiries on Custom Framing, please contact the gallery)

    “Divine Momentum is inspired by a stone spindle whorl artifact. Spindle whorls were traditionally used for spinning fibers for the sole purpose of making textiles. This contemporary design symbolizes the revival of ancient Coast Salish practices and the continuation of our cultures.”
    – Margaret August

  • Love & Light

    Margaret August

    $175.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 125

    2020

    Unframed

    (For inquiries on custom framing, please contact the gallery)