Tree Frog

Tree Frog

Maynard Johnny Jr. (Coast Salish & Kwakwaka'wakw)
Regular price CAD $350.00

"The Pacific Tree Frog's habitat ranges from Northern California to Southern Alaska. It is known for croaking loudly when spring begins. This is a sign to the Coast Salish of Vancouver Island that it's time to end the winter ceremonies and prepare for the hunting and fishing season. According to Northwest Coast culture, the Frog is believed to inhabit the human, as well as the spirit world. As such, Frog is the communicator between the two worlds." - Artist Statement 


Year: 2019

Medium: Serigraph, ed./170

Dimensions: 18 1/2" x 25"

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.