You may choose to reserve an item in consideration of purchase by clicking the "Reserve for Purchase" button (instead of Add to Shopping Cart). This allows you the opportunity to contact our gallery with any inquiries prior to purchase and it will ensure the item continues to be on hold while you are communicating with us.
If you should find an item already on "Reserve" that is of interest to you, please contact us directly at 604.684.9222 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we can provide you with the status of the piece and whether it will become available for purchase again, or if the sale is in progress with a buyer.
One of life’s most rewarding experiences is collecting fine art, and sometimes it’s best to take a little more time to make these acquisitions with ease. We understand and want to do everything possible to make collecting your next artwork more comfortable. At Coastal Peoples Gallery, we offer an interest-free layaway program and offer flexible terms which can be customized to your individual needs.
In many First Nation cultures the Raven is known to be the Creator; God's primary assistant and thus is responsible for the organization of all things as we know it. He is anointed with being the Trickster, Transformer, teacher, catalyst whilst being a relentless schemer, joker, impulsive and cunning– essentially, he is the good and the bad in us all. In many stories, Raven is known to be curious, intelligent resourceful, yet selfish, greedy and deceitful. He is the primary figure in various myths — giving light to the world, fresh water to the Haida Gwaii, discovering man in the clamshell and many more. Raven is commonly depicted in many First Nation arts, myths and legends.
In Norman Tait's "Shadow of Raven", the Raven symbolizes the two sides of nature. Within all of the us, there are two sides — one being the mischievous, playful side as depicted by the raven whilst the Frog, which is situated behind the Raven referencing 'us' as the real person. This notion of duality is a prminent theme, seen within many First Nations artworks, in which the unity of the two contruct the whole.