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Maynard Johnny Jr. (Coast Salish & Kwakwaka'wakw)
Regular price CAD $120.00

"Frog is a creature of great importance in Northwest Coast art and culture. As a creature that lives in two worlds, water and land, the frog is revered for its adaptability, knowledge and power to traverse worlds and inhabit diverse realms, both natural and supernatural. [They] are the primary helpers of shamans...In the art, Frog is often shown sharing its tongue or touching tongues with another creature in an exchange of knowledge and [transformational] power" (Shearar 2000: 47-48) - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crest, Beings and Symbols

Medium: Serigraph, ed.

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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.