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Red Cedar wood, Acrylic paint
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Red Cedar wood, Acrylic paint
|Dimensions||31 x 12.25 x 8.5"|
Henry Green was born in 1956 and raised in Port Simpson, on the coast of British Columbia. Raised within a family and community rich in tradition, Henry’s earliest training was with his father who introduced him to the trading language of Chinook. Green credits Haida artists Freda Diesing and Don Yeomans in particular for stimulating his interest in carving, and George Clutesi for developing his appreciation for storytelling.
Henry Green has completed formal art training at the Emily Carr College of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia (1986 – 87) and at the Institute of San Miguel D’Allende in Mexico (1982 – 83).
As well as an exceptional designer, Henry Green is a highly accomplished engraver and carver. Henry is strongly committed to native education and land claim initiatives. Known for maintaining a traditional northern form along with achieving a great deal of relief carving within the context of jewelry, his work can be found in many private and corporate collections. Henry Green is a master carver and his work is highly sought by local and international collectors.
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Yellow Cedar wood, Acrylic paint
“People of the Eagle” Frontlet, masterfully carved and painted by Kwakwaka’wakw artist Barry Scow, represents the Chief and his people of the Eagle clan. True to form of Barry’s fine carving, this frontlet portrays the Eagle with Sun, and commemorates Barry’s link to his Grandfather, who was a Chief, and to his heritage.
A Frontlet is a forehead mask attached to a woven headpiece, worn only by Chiefs and high-ranking individuals in order to display status. This particular frontlet carries the Eagle and Sun motif. The Eagle position belonged to the highest-ranking Chief in the village.
The Eagle lives in the sky, or Upper World, and represents status, power, peace and friendship. Eagle is the Chief of the birds, an honor he shares with the Woodpecker. The Sun is a popular Kwakwaka’wakw motif, used quite regularly in their art. The sun can represent life and creative forces as well as warmth and healing.
To further establish his high position, the Chief practiced a traditional act of discarding his wealth in front of other Chiefs. Much of this wealth was in the form of copper. To break the copper or throw it into the ocean, symbolized that he and his clan were modest of their wealth and that the value of friendship weighed more than the value of material wealth.
To assist the Chief with this historical display of modesty, a subordinate was appointed. The assistant is portrayed below the beak of the Eagle, carved in intricate detail, as one can see in the teeth and tongue of the human face. Another beautiful component of this piece are the Chief’s people, delicately cradled in the beak of the Eagle.
Birch wood, Abalone, Ivory
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A frontlet is a forehead mask attached to a woven headpiece. It is worn by chiefs and high-ranking individuals as a display of crests and status. Frontlets are often decorated with materials that are symbols of wealth and power: abalone shell, operculum shell, sea lion whiskers, feathers and/or ermine pelts.
The intelligent Eagle symbolizes status, power, peace and friendship.
Other works by this artist
Hide, Acrylic paint, Sinew with Yellow Cedar wood frame
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