Kwikwetlem Harvest

Kwikwetlem Harvest

Maynard Johnny Jr. (Coast Salish & Kwakwaka'wakw)
Regular price CAD $450.00

This image depicts both Salmon, and Sturegron (a species of of fish belonging to the family Acipenseridae)."There are five species of Pacific salmon: chinook [...], coho [...], sockeye [...], pink [...], and chum. All five species hatch in freshwater, mature in the sea, and then return to their freshwater homes to spawn and die [...] Salmon are honored and celebrated by all coastal peoples: the fish serves as a powerful symbol of regeneration, self-sacrifice, and perseverance"  (Shearar 2000: 91) - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crest, Beings and Symbols

Medium: Serigraph ed./100

Dimensions: 26 1/4" x 19"

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

MAYNARD JOHNNY JR. (COAST SALISH & KWAKWAKA'WAKW) Close

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.