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Myles Edgars was born in 1958 in Queen Charlotte City in Old Massett on the Haida Gwaii Islands to parents Jimmy and Minnie Edgars.
He was inspired by family members growing up, and began carving from the young age of thirteen. Primarily influenced and mentored by his brother in law, Steven Collinson, Myles specializes in carving indigenous figures in Argillite.
Myles has a deep understanding of his family stories and mythologies, and enjoys depicting them in small to large scale pendants. He preserves his family traditions by creating these contemporary works that speak to his cultural history and practices.
Red Cedar wood, Yellow Cedar wood, Abalone shell, Acrylic paint, Leather
The carving of flutes of the Northwest Coast extends back historically through time. The dramatic importance of the flute was indicated by the variety of specialized whistles, each of which was produced to make specific tones. Songs and dances were part fo all ceremony and ritual, a fundamental element of the inherited privilege. Equally important were the many whistles and other musical instruments that were specifically designated for most dances. Wooden whistles of one, two or three shafts, each with several holes and reeds produced a strong and clear note. Flutes and whistles were traditionally blown in the woods to introduce the cermonial season. Every instrument was the object of time, skill and concern and was considered by those who owned it as a necessary part of the family’s collection
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