• Smoke Hole

    Alano Edzerza

    $240.00 CAD

    Giclee, Edition of 200

    Unframed

  • Purple Formline

    Alano Edzerza

    $130.00 CAD

    Giclee, Edition of 200

     

     

    Unframed

  • Green Formline

    Alano Edzerza

    $130.00 CAD

    Giclee, Edition of 200

     

     

    Unframed

  • Blue Formline

    Alano Edzerza

    $130.00 CAD

    Giclee, Edition of 200

     

     

    Unframed

  • Haida Frog

    James McGuire

    $100.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 99

    2008

    Unframed

     

  • Taku Red

    Alano Edzerza

    $240.00 CAD

    Giclee, Edition of 200

     

     

    Unframed

  • Freedom of the Skies

    Terry Starr

    $325.00 CAD

    Original, Acrylic paint on acid-free paper

    2007

     

    Unframed

  • Moving Forward

    Alano Edzerza

    $240.00 CAD

    Giclee, Edition of 200

    2008

    Unframed

  • Crosswalk

    Susan Point

    $1,190.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 100

    2007

     

    Unframed

     

     

     

     

  • Seagles

    lessLIE

    $275.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 50

    2007

    Unframed


    in this design
    you see eagles

    in this design
    you see seagulls.

    in this design, I am attempting to mediate between literacy and Coast Salish visual art. Hence the punning of the title “sEAGLES,” which is a way of making a visual pun, and making literacy visual. At the top and bottom of this design, there is the suggestion of the letter “s,” which simultanously forms the eagle wings while defining the seagull heads. So visual punning is created through both the painted design and the title of this piece.

    -lessLIE

     

     


  • Welcoming

    Mark Preston

    $200.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 200

    2007

    Unframed

  • Salish Bracelet

    lessLIE

    $250.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 100

    2007

    Unframed


    “Coast Salish bracelets, collected only in the 18th and 19th centuries, were made of goat horn. Most of these bracelets had what some scholars believed to be decorative, non-representational deSIGNS (the sign and the signified. As a contemporary Coast Salish artist, it is my contention that these designs were an ambiguous and abstract way of visually expresSING the Coast Salish world view. For this reason, in the center of this design, I have placed two ambiguous, visually vague faces, which are flanked by abstract, “decorative” deSIGNS (take away the sign, and see the signified).

     

    these aesthetic principles

    are not mere aesthetic principles

    they are actual principles

    to live by in life

    these motifs are not mere motifs

    they are actual cultural beliefs

    to live by in life

    these designs are not mere designs

    they are actual cultural interpretations

    of the grand designs of the cosmos”

    –lessLIE


     

  • Two Salmon

    lessLIE

    $150.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 150

    2007

    Unframed


    “Some of my work, when simply depicting nature and animals, is a visual tribute to the greatness of nature and animals. This design is a tribute to salmon. On a formal level, the middle of the design — the eccentric circle and the negative ovals above and below the trigons, have a minor northern Northwest Coast influence, yet they are rendered in a style which is distinctly Coast Salish. Concentric circles are design elements of Coast Salish art, but in the case of this design, they are eccentric circles. Concentric ovals are design elements of the Coast Salish art, but in the case of this design, they are simply negative ovals flanking a negative trigon. Many northern Northwest Coast designs utilize negative cirlces, ovals, and ovoids to fill in large positive spaces. How many influences a contemporary Coast Salish artist can accept from Haida art without succumbing to a Haida-centric perspective is a matter of cultrual conFUSION.”

    –lessLIE


  • Pro Creation

    lessLIE

    $250.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 100

    2007

    Unframed


    “This contemporary Coast Salish design, titled “Pro Creation”, through the act of creativity,is a celebration of the act of procreation. In the design, two salmon heads are depicted, the negative crescentric space simultaneously defining their mouths, as well as defining each other’s lower jaw. This simple visual punning represents interconnectedness through procreation. This simple visual punning also represents the beginnings of the offspring of the two salmon. In some of philosophical musings, I have often wondered which act is great, creation or procreation? I came to the conclusion that procreation is great than creation, since creation, as a human culture, woudl not exist without procreation. I also felt that the lIFe of one human being is much greater than the body of work of any artist. Recently though, I have felt that creatively creates culture, and makes the procreation of many generations possible. So I now see both creation and procreation as both being great acts of humankind.

    On a personal leve, althought I am not really “pro-choice” or “pro-life”, my myOTHER , when she was a sixteen year old girl with me, was considering abortion. With love for her, I am thankful that she gave birth to me. If she never procreated me, the creativity of my lIFe would not exisit.”

    — lessLIE


  • Spirits of Our Time

    Rande Cook

    $300.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 200

    Unframed

  • Sun of Hummingbirds

    lessLIE

    $250.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 100

    2006

    Unframed

     


    “This rectangular Coast Salish design depicts the sun flanked by four hummingbirds. The round split u-forms at the ends of the design suggest red flower petals. Rufous Hummingbirds, a species of hummingbird that migrates to Coast Salish territory in the spring, are drawn to red colours, sometimes mistaking anything red for flowers from which they can feed on nectar. As a contemporary Coast Salish artist, I have always been fascinated by hummingbirds because of their beautiful appearance, small size, and unique way of flying. Whenever I hEAR hummingbirds swooping down around wooded areas, I am reminded that spring and warm weather have arrived.”

    –lessLIE


  • Salish Welcoming – Green

    Joe Wilson

    $120.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 200

    2006

     

    Unframed

    “This welcoming figure represents a human with two Thunderbirds on each side. The concept of the design originates from two different spindle whorls, one from where I come from, (Cowichan), and one from the Vancouver area which had two Thunderbirds. The spindle whorls were used in post-contact era to spin mountain goat wool which our people wove into beautiful blankets to clothe ourselves.“Symbolically, the Thunderbird was considered a protector of the people and one of the most powerful spirit beings of the supernatural realm. Our people searched for these different powers through physical and mental deprivation from food, water and human contact, spending many days in the mountains.“Usually at the age of “maturity,” searching for a spirit helper or power through visions was very common. Once accomplished, they retreated home to a ceremonial welcoming, to be blessed by the villages’ shaman or medicine man. Happy to have found their place in the community knowing that if they ask their new found helper, they can become better at whatever it is that they do, whether it be hunting, fishing, etc. for the men, to basket or wool weaving for the women. The human figure in this picture can also be seen as saying “thank you,” or “hay chqa,” with hands raised and palms facing toward you. This is a warm way to welcome your visitors in our Salish culture.”

  • Equinox

    Andy Everson

    $250.00 CAD

    Giclee, Edition of 50

    2006

    Unframed

  • River Bound [Framed]

    Susan Point

    $3,400.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 20

    2006

     

    Framed

  • Pacific Spirit, State II

    Susan Point

    $875.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 80

    2006

    Unframed

  • Pacific Spirit, State I

    Susan Point

    $875.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 80

    2006

    Unframed

  • Eagle Spirit

    Terry Starr

    $140.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 110

    Unframed


    This is Terry Starr’s depiction of the birth of the Eagle Clan. This circular image contains the young, unborn eagle, still in the egg. Eagle spirits are associated with lofty ideals and the pursuit of freedom.

    In many regions, Eagle clan families are the traditionally the most prominent, and Eagle chiefs the most powerful. Eagle is one of the four main crest among the Tsimshian people.


  • Baah-Booq

    Art Thompson

    $900.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 100

    2001

    Unframed

     

    This serigraph was produced in recognition of the fact that Art is an artist. One of the names that he has had is “Thlo-kee-tupp” which means Thunderbird. The Thunderbird is presented here with an adze making a wolf.

  • Tranquility

    Andy Everson

    $200.00 CAD

    Giclee, Edition of 50

    2001

    Unframed

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