Killer Whale Bowl
Killer Whale Bowl

Killer Whale Bowl

Mike Forbes (Haida)
Regular price CAD $100.00

"Killer whale is an important crest and mythic being among many groups, and one of the most commonly depicted in the art. Killer Whales, widely recognized as clan ancestors, are found in shamanic, story and crest art. In stories these majestic creatures are associated with strength, dignity, prosperity and longevity...Killer Whales are thought to inhabit villages deep under the ocean. When at home, the Killer Whale people take off their black-and-white skins and live as...humans" (Shearer 2000:62-63). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols

Medium: Sandblasted glass

Dimensions: 6" (h) x 11" (diam.)

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

 

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Michael Forbes is a 35 year old Haida artist who descends from the Stanley family of Masset on the Haida Gwaii Islands. He started his company Silver Lining Designs in 2010. He expresses his art through Sand blasted glassware. He has been inspired by Bill Reid and Robert Davidson.