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Acrylic paint on Paper
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Acrylic paint on Paper
|Dimensions||15.75 x 13 x 1"|
Darrel Amos was a self-taught artist, specializing in original paintings. Born in Masset, Haida Gwaii, he had been painting in the Haida style for over 40 years.
Darrel was a cousin of Fred Davis, and worked with renowned artists such as Gary Minaker-Russ and Jim Edenshaw.
Darrel’s personal trials and life experiences, combined with his artistic vision, encouraged him to create a higher level of art. He says: “I have to be impressed by my work – if I’m not impressed, I know others won’t be.”
Darrel passed away in late 2020.
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“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.”