Killer Whale Water Bottle

Killer Whale Water Bottle

Ernest Swanson (Haida)
Regular price CAD $25.00

"In stories, these majestic creatures are associated with strength, dignity, prosperity and longevity...Wolf and Killer Whale are both admired for their hunting skill, strength, intelligence and devotion" (Shearar 2000:)  - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crest, Beings and Symbols

 

Material: Double walled, high quality 304 food grade stainless steel insulated bottle. (Keeps beverages hot for up to 12 hours, or cold for up to 24 hours. Individually boxed for easy gift giving).

Dimensions: 10 1/2" (h) x 3" (diam.)

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

ERNEST SWANSON (HAIDA) Close

Ernest Swanson began engraving in 2004 under Haida jeweller Jim McGuire. He comes from a long line of established artists: his cousin is popular Haida carver Jim Hart and  his  grandfather was prolific Haida argillite carver Rufus Moody. In 2005, Ernest started carving wood with Haida carver Christian White. This same year, he also won an Emerging Artist award from British Columbia’s Alliance for Arts and Culture. In 2009, Ernest graduated from Vancouver's Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts program under  established Kwakwaka'wakw/Haida artist Dan Wallace. In 2010, he worked on a large pole with Jim Hart, here at the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver, BC. Recently, he has been creating miniature argillite pendants with engraved silver bezel settings and abalone inlays.