Giclee Canvas Print by Steve Smith, Kwakwaka'wakw/Oweekeno
This open edition giclee print on canvas depicts a drum design which contains the Eagle, Raven, Thunderbird, Salmon, and Human. Created by acclaimed Kwakwaka'wakw/Oweekeno artist, Steve Smith this dynamic work has been stretched and is ready-to-hang.
The Eagle is a symbol of pride and friendship. Eagle feathers are given as gifts to symbolize honour and respect for accomplishments and displays of courage and wisdom. Because Eagles mate for life, they are also admired for their long term commitments.
The Raven is the transformer and the creator, Raven placed the sun and moon in the sky so the world would have light and also put the trees on land and fish in water. This primordial creature opened the clamshell to release the first man. He is known for his knowledge, trickery and creativity.
The Thunderbird is a supernatural being and symbol of power. They live in the mountains and have lightning sticks under their wings. As thunder rolls, eyes blink and lightning flashes.
The Salmon and its eggs are a symbol of abundance, transformation, wealth and prosperity because Salmon is the primary food source for Northwest Coastal people, representing the ability to provide for your family. Salmon are Supernatural beings who give up their life to feed our people. We hold them in high esteem and honour their return every year.
Dimensions: 12" x 12"
Print Type: Giclee
Each print is signed by the artist and comes with an artist biography and design information.
MADE IN CANADA
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