Winter Moon

Winter Moon

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

"Moon controls the tide and illuminates the dark night. Moon is associated with transformation...[and] it is a popular image frequently depicted in the art, Moon appears in the [oral histories] of all Northwest Coast nations, though Moon's origin varies from story to story...Moon is characterized as a rounded face with relatively flat features, often those of a human...Moon does not have rays, but there is usually a rim or circlet around the circumference." (Shearar 2000:71-72). - 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.