Howling Wolf

Howling Wolf

Mitch Adams (Haida/Tsimshian)
Regular price CAD $125.00

"People respect the wolf for its strength, agility, intelligence and capacity for devotion. The wolf's vocal range and communicative powers are impressive, and Northwest Coast peoples traditionally believe in the potency and magic of speech and song. Wolf is sometimes an agent of transformation, and is a popular figure in crest, story and shamanic art...In some legends, the first Killer Whale is said to have appeared when a Supernatural White Wolf entered the sea and transformed" (Shearar 2000: 115). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols

Medium: Giclée, ed./200 (unframed price: $35)

Dimensions: 16½" x 13¾" x 1" (framed), 11" x 14" (unframed)

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



Mitch Adam was introduced to Northwest Coast design and engraving at a young age by his father Ivan Adams, a notary Haida jeweller. However, Mitch only began creating art on a regular basis until 2005. In 2010, he enrolled in Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art in Terrace, B.C. where he learnt Northwest Coast design and carving techniques from celebrated artists such as Stan Bevan (Tahltan/Tlingit/Tsimshian), Dempsey Bob (Tahltan/Tlingit), and Ken McNeil (Tahltan/Tlingit/Nisga'a). Mitch has become a talented designer and wood carver since.