Winter Heron

Winter Heron

Maynard Johnny Jr. (Coast Salish & Kwakwaka'wakw)
Regular price CAD $150.00

"The great blue heron is a year-round inhabitant of the [the Northwest Coast]. Traditionally it was valued as a winter food and as an alarm raiser; heron cries out a loud warning at the approach of humans. Heron frequently adorns the tops of Kwakwaka'wakw masks...Heron depictions frequently have blue blue-grey, or green grey colouring (Shearar 2000:54-55). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols

Medium: Serigraph, ed./120

Dimensions: 22" x 10"

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



Maynard Johnny Jr, a resident of Chemainus, began his career as a teenager, and has continued his self-directed development of art-making. Recently, he began to venture from painting into jewellery and wood carving. He is inspired by notable artists including Robert Davidson, Art Thompson, Richard Hunt, and Mark Henderson. He was featured in the Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 2 exhibit at the Museum of Art and Design, New York, in 2005. In 2009, Maynard's work adorned the cedar gift boxes that were given to special guests at the Canadian Juno Music Awards.