Yellow Cedar Carving with Abalone by John Spence, Squamish
This wall plaque with its deep red hue and creamy coloration has been created by Coast Salish artist John Spence and is embedded with shimmering abalone shell inlay.
John Spence was born in North Vancouver, BC in 1970. He is a member of the Squamish Nation and from the Killer Whale clan. John is a grandson of the late Chief Simon Baker (Khot-la-cha). Spence is a talented wood carver who has worked and learned under the watchful eyes of Peter Charlie and Richard Baker. His personal style is traditional Coast Salish and features thoughtful design and attention to detail. He uses paints and stains to highlight the natural grains and textures of the yellow and red cedar he carves.
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.
Dimensions: 11" x 4"
Material: Yellow Cedar, Abalone Shell
Each plaque is signed by the artist and comes with an artist biography and design information.
MADE IN CANADA
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Please note that each plaque is hand-made and unique and therefore may differ from the image above in coloration and texture.