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Yellow Cedar wood, Cedar bark, Copper, Acrylic paint
19 x 14.25 x 14.25"
Coast Salish (Chemainus) Nation
Jane is a Coast Salish First Nation Artist, a mother of seven grown children, and a proud Grandmother.
Jane started carving under mentorship of Simon Charlie in 1984, and worked on art projects with Simon until April 2005.
Totem poles, ceremonial rattles, dolls, talking sticks, dancing sticks, paddles, and ceremonial masks have become Jane's specialities. Although her main medium is wood, she has also become proficient in watercolour, doing scenes with symbols that depict her native culture. Her inspiration comes from old Salish Art and nature. She believes that we need traditional symbols but we must dream new dreams and invent new art that speaks to us in our present day.
GROUP EXHIBTIONS:2011 “Coast Salish Masterworks”, Coastal Peoples Gallery
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