Wolf PaddleWilfred Sampson (Gitxsan)
"People respect the wolf for its strength, agility, intelligence and capacity for devotion. Wolf is a principal crest of many prominent Northwest Coast families...Among most Tsimshian[ic] groups, Wolf is one of four main clans...Model paddles, as well as representations of paddles, frequently appear in both two-dimensional and three-dimensional works of art...People use paddles as flags and signals in some ceremonial contexts" (Shearar 2000: 81, 115). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols
Medium: Acrylic on hand-carved yellow cedar
Dimensions: 29" x 9 1/2" x 2"
Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)