Hummingbird

Hummingbird

Mitch Adams (Haida/Tsimshian)
Regular price CAD $35.00

"The rufous hummingbird is the most common species in the region, and in some areas, these tiny, active, well-loved birds are year-round inhabitants. Hummingbirds nest in the unruly hair of Dzunuk'wa, the Wild Woman of the Woods, and fly around here as she walks through the forest. [Hummingbird] is not traditionally a major motif in the art. Its popularity today indicates that it has become a very important symbol of love and beauty. Hummingbirds are identified by a long, narrow beak, prominent eyes; a small head, and the presence of flowers"" (Shearar 2000: 58). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Beings and Symbols

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

Dimensions: 11" x 14" (unframed)

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

 

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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.