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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.
Percy Ellis has resided in his birthplace of Haida Gwaii his whole life. Beginning at age fifteen with argillite and then progressing on to working with silver and gold, Percy has been carving for over fourteen years.
In 2006 Percy was one of the two apprentices to Ron Wilson (Giitsxaa) working on the 54ft tall T’aanuu Linagaay red cedar Totem pole, one of the six that are proudly displayed at the Haida Heritage Center in Skidegate, BC. In 2007 Percy apprenticed with Garner Moody on a 30ft length Haida canoe also located at the Haida Heritage Center.
Percy is currently focused on creating custom-designed jewelry in gold and silver, such as rings, bracelets, pendants, and earrings. Percy is very proud of his heritage and views his art-making as a way of keeping the culture alive.
The Frog symbolizes luck, prosperity, stability and healing. As a communicator, Frogs connect with the world on land and under water. This figure is often carved into totem poles to prevent them from falling over.
The Hawk takes its place in the supernatural spiritual world, inspiring unique designs for masks, rattles and jewelry. For the Haida Nation, it was used to represent the Thunderbird. Often associated with the Sun, the Hawk can be distinguished by its curled beak which curves to meet the tip of the lower jaw.
When the Raven brought light to the world, some versions of the legend say that it was the Hawk who made the Raven drop the box so it opened, releasing the Sun, Moon and Stars into the Universe.
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