Glass Bear Candle Votive - Mike Forbes (Haida)

Etched Glass Candle Votives

Mike Forbes (Haida)
Regular price CAD $40.00

"Grizzlies were once found in southern regions, but are now very rare... Bear is one of the most prevalent figures in crest and shamanic art, as well as in myths. It is considered to be a close relation of humankind, perhaps because of physical characteristics...[a]s a close relation, the bear is a link between human and non-human animal realms, as well as between the secular natural realm and the...supernatural" (Shearar 2000: 19-20). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols

Sandblasted glass

4" x 4" x 4"



Michael Forbes is a 35 year old Haida artist who descends from the Stanley family of Masset on the Haida Gwaii Islands. He started his company Silver Lining Designs in 2010. He expresses his art through Sand blasted glassware. He has been inspired by Bill Reid and Robert Davidson.