Art Sterritt

Born in 1948 in Kisgegas, Northern British Columbia, Art Sterritt is of Gitxsan/Tsimshian ancestry. Sterritt, who also goes by the name Myanxa, trained as a carver and printmaker at the historical village, museum, and art school, 'Ksan, near the former nineteenth-century village of Gitanmaax. His totem poles can be found in the collections of the Canadian Museum of History in Hull and Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum. In 1973 he produced a limited edition of silkscreen prints on paper through Canadian Native Prints Limited. Art Sterritt currently resides in Prince Rupert, B.C., and remains active as a maker of ceremonial headdresses and totem poles for the Gitksan and Wet'suwet'en peoples.


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Eagle Hoop Earrings
Art Sterritt (Gitxsan)

Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is ...

Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is respected for its intel­ligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision, in both the literal and figurative senses. Eagles in myth are, likewise, usu­ally noble characters. Eagle is revered as a powerful hunter. Groups of mythical Eagles may gather for co-operative whale hunting expeditions, since, unlike the giant Thunderbird, Eagle is not strong enough to hunt whales alone. Eagle may ofte...

$1,200.00

Eagle Stud Earrings
Art Sterritt (Gitxsan)

Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is ...

Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and mythology of the Northwest Coast. It is respected for its intel­ligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision, in both the literal and figurative senses. Eagles in myth are, likewise, usu­ally noble characters. Eagle is revered as a powerful hunter. Groups of mythical Eagles may gather for co-operative whale hunting expeditions, since, unlike the giant Thunderbird, Eagle is not strong enough to hunt whales alone. Eagle may ofte...

$700.00

Thunderbird Bracelet
Art Sterritt (Gitxsan)

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough ...

Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being associated with power, change and the sky in myths throughout the Northwest Coast. Often depicted with a sharply hooked beak, horns and large ears and is sometimes represented as having teeth.

$8,000.00