Turquoise Eagle Moon Purse and Wristlet

Turquoise Eagle Moon Purse and Wristlet

Maynard Johnny Jr. (Coast Salish & Kwakwaka'wakw)
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"Eagle is one of the most important being sin the art and [oral histories]. It is respected for its intelligence and power, as well as for its extraordinary vision in both the literal and figurative senses...[whereas] Moon controls the tides and illuminates the dark night...[and] is... associated with transformation" (Shearar 2000:). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols

Material: Vegan Leather (100% Polyurethane)

Dimensions: 21 1/2" x 19" x 6 1/2"

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



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.