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Red Cedar wood, Acrylic paint
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Red Cedar wood, Acrylic paint
|Dimensions||63 x 8 x 1.5"|
Raymond Shaw was born in 1982 in Campbell River B.C. He is a member of the Weiwakum band of the Laichwiltach people, who are southern Kwakwaka’wakw. They inhabit the region between the village of Cape Mudge and Campbell River on Vancouver Island.
A self-taught artist, Raymond began carving and drawing at a very early age. Having an interest in his native heritage, Raymond found inspiration from museums, books, the late Willie Seaweed, and other artists within his community.
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