Northwest Coast First Nations Bc Indigenous Art Tribal Kwakwak'wakw Wolf Carving
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Northwest Coast First Nations Bc Indigenous Art Tribal Kwakwak'wakw Wolf Carving:
WOLF CARVING BY SAMMY DAWSON Dimensions: Length: 9 Inches, Height: 6 1/2 Inches
This handmade piece, by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Sammy Dawson, was created from pine, a wood not commonly utilized by Northwest Coast artist. The piece is masterfully carved, displaying clean cuts, deep carving and fantastic detail. Sammy has signed the back of the carving and I will provide a copy of his biography to the winner of this sale. Shipping: Canada: $14.00 USD, United States $16.00 USD, International $18.00 USD.
Wolf, viewed by some nations
as a transformer, is a popular image within crest and shamanic art.
It is respected for its strength, agility, intelligence and capacity
As a result Wolf’s hunting prowess, particularly successful hunters often claim it, as a spirit helper or guide. Wolf is also a prominent image within warrior societies, due to its fierceness, and is a central figure within ceremonial activities.
Wolf is easily recognizable by a long snout, prominent canine teeth and tall ears. A tongue may also be depicted, often curling upwards. Wolf imagery may also include Killer Whale motifs, hinting at the connection between these two animals.
Place of Birth: Alert Bay, British Columbia
Birth Date: 1976
At the age of 12, after spending his early years in Alert bay watching his grandfather Chief William Robertson and other local carvers create masks along with other traditional regalia, Sammy began his carving career. He later apprenticed under dsitinguished Northwest Coast artists Simon Dick and Eddie McDougal.
Sammy creates masks, drums
as well as larger totems and other ceremonial pieces. His works have become
extremely collectable and his creations are represented in many of the
top native art galleries.
Coastal Treasures: Native Art Gallery
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