• 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


  • 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

  • Eagle Paddle

    Mark Preston

    $180.00 CAD

    Giclee, Edition of 125

    2005

    Unframed

  • Gwis Gwaask’m Laxha

    Corey Moraes

    $120.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 75

    Unframed

     

  • Beaver Swimming

    Norman Tait

    $580.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 95

    Unframed

    The Beaver appears in Northwest mythology and is a family crest in many regions throughout the Northwest Coast. According to legend, the first Beaver was a woman, whose husband frequently went on long hunting and fishing trips. In his absence, his lonely wife took solace swimming, enlarging her pond with a dam and building her own water dwelling. Eventually, she transformed into a Beaver and their children were Beaver People, founding the Beaver lineage.

    In mythology, they are often associated with the powerful undersea supernatural beings and the magic Giant Beaver can cause natural disaster with one slap of its wide, strong tail. Characterisically, the Beaver is known to keep to himself and cares little for the activities of the humans, except when they are directly affected. Thus, they often give wise advice so it is important to listen when they do decide to speak.

  • Interconnections

    Andy Everson

    $200.00 CAD

    Giclee, Edition of 99

    2003

    Unframed

  • Kal-Hon (Supernatural Octopus) [Framed]

    Henry Green

    $1,170.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 160

    Framed

     

  • Witness…To Acceptance of Family Legacy

    Chester (Chaz) Patrick

    $400.00 CAD

    Acrylic on Acid-free board

    2004

    Unframed

  • Quwut Sun

    lessLIE

    $200.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 100

    2005

    Unframed


    “This contemporary Coast Salish sun design is an attempt to mediate between the Hul’qumi’num language (the language of the Cowichan Tribes) and English. There have been various anglecized spellings of this Hul’qumi’num toponym (place name), such as “Cowichan,” “Khowutzun,” and the currently accepted “Quwutsun.” This Hul’qumi’num term has been simplified and misinterpreted as meaning “The Warm Land,” when it should be more correctly interpreted as meaning “warmed by the sun,” or “basking in the sun with your back turned to the sun.”

    The four eclipsed suns surrounding the central sun symbolize the darkness of ignorance blocking Daylight, a powerful source of truth.”

    –lessLIE


  • Wonder Child – Yellow

    Alvin Adkins

    $200.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 175

    Unframed print

     

  • Overexposure (Colour Proof) [Framed]

    Susan Point

    $2,060.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Colour Proof, Edition of II

    1998

    Framed

  • British Columbia Welcomes the World (Artist Proof)

    Susan Point

    $1,295.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Artist’s Proof, Edition of V

    1994

    Unframed

  • Salish Vision (Artist Proof)

    Susan Point

    $1,290.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Artist’s Proof, Edition of VIII

    2001

    Unframed

  • Spirit Song Echoing the Future

    Susan Point

    $960.00 CAD

    Serigraph, Edition of 100

    2003

    Unframed

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