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Cori Savard (Yahgu’laanaas Raven clan) was born in Haida Gwaii in 1985 but spent most of her childhood and adolescence in Quebec and Ontario. She frequently visited the extensive Northwest Coast exhibition at the Museum of Civilization in Ottawa. This, along with consistent teaching by her mother, allowed her to remain connected to her Haida culture and roots. At the age of 15, Cori returned to Haida Gwaii and attended her first potlatch.
Cori was invited to attend a long series of design courses taught by Haida master Robert Davidson. She worked very diligently to master the style and skill of the art and was eventually rewarded with a scholarship from the YVR art foundation.
At 20, Cori began a formal apprenticeship working with renowned Haida artist Reg Davidson (brother of Robert Davidson) in Old Masset. She learned the carving techniques applicable to masks, sculptures and monumental works, taking part in multiple totem pole projects.
Cori now lives and works from her home studio in Skidegate, Haida Gwaii and maintains a working relationship with her mentor Reg. She also spends time learning from and working with Ben Davidson, expanding her knowledge and skills in painting and carving in his studio and gallery in Skidegate.
Edition /200Available framed for $700 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Bear is a dominant...
Edition /200Available framed for $700 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Bear is a dominant crest symbol. Bears are closely related to humans especially when standing on their hind legs, bridging the human and non-human realms. Their strength and intelligence are universally respected and they are considered to be helping spirits of warriors. Bear is often depicted with a short snout, round paws, stubby tail and bared teeth.
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.
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