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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.
On May 9, 1978, Jon Erickson was born in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada, and he originates from Nak’azdli Band of the Gitksan Nation.
In 2011, Jon spent time working Haida artist Clarence Mills to study engraving technique and formline design.
Later at Vancouver’s Native Education collection, he worked under the tutelage of Nisga’a artist Robert Tait in 2012, where he graduated from their Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts Program.
Throughout 2013, Jon worked as an Instructional Assistant in the Jewellery Arts Program. Nearing the end of 2013 and the beginning of 2014, Jon lived on Vancouver Island, learning printmaking and design from famous Tsimshian artist Roy Henry Vickers.
The Beaver appears in Northwest mythology and is a family crest in many regions throughout the Northwest Coast. According to legend, the first Beaver was a woman, whose husband frequently went on long hunting and fishing trips. In his absence, his lonely wife took solace swimming, enlarging her pond with a dam and building her own water dwelling. Eventually, she transformed into a Beaver and their children were Beaver People, founding the Beaver lineage.
In mythology, they are often associated with the powerful undersea supernatural beings and the magic Giant Beaver can cause natural disaster with one slap of its wide, strong tail. Characterisically, the Beaver is known to keep to himself and cares little for the activities of the humans, except when they are directly affected. Thus, they often give wise advice so it is important to listen when they do decide to speak.