Four Phases of the MoonFrancis Dick (Kwakwaka'wakw)
"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...Most northern [groups] describe moon as a chip off of Sun, which Raven clumsily dropped...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./125
Dimensions: 16" x 16"
Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)