• Watchman, Eagles, Frog & Human Totem

    Garner Moody

    Price upon request

    Red Cedar wood, Acrylic paint

  • Eagle & Bear with Salmon Totem Pole

    Tom D. Hunt

    $22,000.00 CAD

    Red Cedar wood, Acrylic paint

    97 x 24 x 25″ (including base)

  • Raven & Frog Totem Pole

    Don Yeomans

    Price upon request

    Red Cedar Wood

  • Nanakwa 6: Coloon, Exstookoya & Ancestor

    Lyle Wilson

    Price upon request

    Yellow Cedar wood, Acrylic paint

    Breaking Dawn 6: Beaver Eagle and Ancestor

    “Nanakwa: The Return Series” is a series of carvings undertaken by master Haisla artist Lyle Wilson. The series, whose name appropriately translates to “Breaking Dawn”, is the reinterpretation of historical finds from Lyles home, the Haisla village of Kitimat.

    With an impressive career spanning over thirty-five years, and the privilege of once being the Museum of Anthropology’s artist in residence, Lyle has had the unique opportunity to work with and learn from historical artworks and artifacts from past generations.

    The Nanakwa series was inspired by the scrupulous studies of four age worn “Jew-Chum” (House-Posts) in the Museum’s collection. Lyle was able to uncover carving and painting details which had been lost over the centuries. These original artifacts were recovered by Methodist Minister G.H Raley in the 1800s.

    With this deeper understanding of the historical pieces, Wilson has gone on to create a set of unique pieces that pay tribute to the knowledge of his ancestors.

    “In this manner I can respect the achievements of the previous traditional HAISLA carvers that created the old JEW-CHUM yet add my own touches to the mix — essentially meaning I can intellectually “reach out and touch base” with those old masters!”

    The piece outwardly resembles the Coloon Jew-Chum from the museum, but on closer inspection he has re-worked the design and taken stylistic influence from the other Jew-Chums in his studies. A prime example being the style of form-line painting which is particularly evident on the ancestor figure’s head is something he had uncovered on another Jew-Chum.

    “I conducted 5 days of inch-by-inch examination of the JEW-CHUM and based on that research, spent another 5 days completing 4 color-drawings which “revealed” each house-post’s hidden formline paintings.”

    “Nanakwa 6” focuses on ancestry; both in how Lyle has beautifully re-imagined his ancestor’s work, and also in what this piece depicts. Wilson was born into the Coloon clan and later in his life he was adopted into the Exstookoya clan. The piece tells the story of Lyle personal heritage and of those who came before him.

  • Hawk, Raven, Frog with Human Model Pole

    Wilf J. Sampson

    $6,600.00 CAD

    Yellow Cedar wood, Acrylic paint

  • Raven, Killerwhale and Eagle Totem

    Garner Moody

    $33,000.00 CAD
  • Raven, Eagle, Frog, Wolf Totem Pole

    Francis Horne Sr.

    Price upon request

    Red Cedar wood

  • 71. Raven, Killerwhale, Bear & Salmon Pole

    Aubrey Johnston

    $21,000.00 CAD

    Yew wood, Maple wood base, Acrylic paint

    79 x 13 x 13″ (with base)

    76 x 8 x 8″ (without base)

  • Eagle, Killerwhale, Bear, Salmon Model Pole

    Bert Smith

    $9,300.00 CAD

    Red Cedar wood, Acrylic paint

  • Eagle, Killerwhale & Seals Totem

    Calvin Hunt

    $28,500.00 CAD

    Red Cedar wood, Acrylic paint

  • Coast Salish Housepost

    Susan Point

    Price upon request

    Red Cedar wood, Copper, Acrylic paint

    10.5ft x 4ft x 4 ft (including base)

    Own a piece of history…this Salish Housepost was carved during the 2010 Olympic Games in full public view at Susan Point's temporary satellite studio outside the Vancouver Art Gallery.  The cedar wood used originates from a reclaimed fallen tree from the Stanley Park storm in 2009.

  • Eagle and Killerwhale Totem

    Garner Moody

    $20,500.00 CAD

    Red cedar wood

    When Garner Moody moved to Vancouver in 1987, he spent two years working with renowned Haida artist Bill Reid. Soon after, he moved back to Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands) to draw inspiration from their traditional way of life.

    Throughout his years of carving, Garner continues to preserve the northern Haida form line exemplified in this linage pole. His composition and balance furthers the notion that Garner demonstrates expertise in design, detail and form line.

    Garner depicts crest figures signifying important family crests, such as the Eagle, Killerwhale and Thunderbird.

    As one of the most prominent beings in art and mythology, the Eagle is known for its grace, power and prestige. Considered a majestic noble creature, the Eagle spirit is associated with freedom and lofty pursuits. Traditionally, Shamans believed that Eagle feathers were spiritually endowed and possessed healing powers. They used them in various ceremonial and ritual contexts; today these feathers are still strewn to welcome honored guests to peaceful and friendly gatherings.

    The Eagle is respected for its intelligence as well as its vision, both figurative and literal, thereby claiming both honor and high stature. Although revered as a powerful hunter, the Eagle’s feathers are considered sacred.

    The Eagle is one of two main family crests of the Haida nation and is known to mate with the same partner for its lifetime.

    The Killerwhale is an important crest symbol associated with power, strength, dignity and communication.

    Killerwhale Clans are thought to live in Killerwhale Villages deep within the ocean; when at home they remove their skins and live as large humans. Mating once for life and thought to be the reincarnation of great chiefs, these majestic animals are the protectors of mankind. While known to capsize canoes and carry the inhabitants to their Killerwhale Village, they are also reputed to act as guides to humans caught within storms.

    This stoic pole typifies Garner Moody’s commitment and dedication to the preservation of Haida mythology and heritage. His experience culminates in this work and, as the totem represents the messenger of cultural identity, this is a prime example of function and form working in perfect harmony.

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