Winter HeronMaynard Johnny Jr. (Coast Salish & Kwakwaka'wakw)
"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
Dimensions: 22" x 10"
Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)