Killer Whale

Killer Whale

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

"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: Giclée, ed./200 (Unframed Price: $35)

Dimensions: 15" x 18" x 1" (framed), 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.