Earl Muldoe

Earl Muldoe (also referred to as Muldon) began his training in carving under the tutelage of Duane Pasco in 1969 at the Gitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Art and Design, where he was one of the first graduates. Such was his natural talent that he began carving totem poles early in his career. As a master carver, he worked in diverse mediums such as wood, bone, gold and silver. Muldoe also created paintings and prints and worked alongside many of the more renowned Northwest Coast artists. He later taught at Gitanmaax.

Muldoe's masks, totem poles and jewelry are represented in many important public and private collections. He was considered to be one of the great contemporary native carvers and has been acknowledged for his contribution to the revitalization of the Northwest Coast Native art form.

Muldoe took part in some of the largest commissions of Indigenous art in North America. One of Muldoe’s most important works was the carved entry doors for the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia.

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Killer Whale Ring
Earl Muldoe (Gitxsan)

Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea villages, ki...

Killer Whales are widely considered clan ancestors. Living in human form in undersea villages, killer whales are often thought to be the reincarnations of great chiefs and are associated with wealth, unity and travel. Some prominent characteristic traits of Killer Whale are a rounded snout, blowhole, a dorsal fin, pectoral fins and a tail.

$1,200.00

Raven and Sun Bracelet
Earl Muldoe (Gitxsan)

Raven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a transformer, and a trickster, his adv...

Raven is central to coastal mythology. As a culture hero, a transformer, and a trickster, his adventures at the beginning of time released the sun and the moon and brought the world into existence. Raven is identified by its straight beak and lack of ears or plumage on the head.Sun is generally a symbol of life and creative power. Usually male, Sun is often depicted as a powerful supernatural chief. Sun is usually depicted with a rounded humanlike face surrounded by long rays, sometimes shel...

$9,600.00