With InStan Bevan (Tahltan, Tlingit & Tsimshian)
Hand-produced in the Moku Hanga, Japanese woodblock printing process. Stan Bevan’s design was self-engraved and self-printed for each unique print in the edition. Prints are on a Japanese handmade paper. The colour is black, Akua pigment.
"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: Framed Woodblock print on handmade paper
Dimensions: 8" x 12" x 1" (framed)
Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)