Dogfish Woman Panel

Dogfish Woman Panel

Clayton Gladstone (Haida)
Price On Request

“Dogfish Woman is an important crest and story being. She is a powerful hybrid creature who wears a crown and is a close relative of Dogfish. Dogfish Woman was once fully human, but was abducted by Dogfish—some say for teasing him…[She] gradually transformed into a human shark hybrid creature. Her metamorphosis is something associated with changes in weather. The representation of a labret (a lower lip ornament) on an image of Dogfish indicated Dogfish Woman in her marine guise. (Shearar 2000: 39). – Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols  

Media:  Hand-carved spruce 

Dimensions: 14 ½” x 11” x 2 ½”

Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)

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