Jay Brabant

Jay Brabant is the son of Gene Brabant, a renowned carver in the Northwest Coast style. Gene Brabant grew up in Victoria, BC, in the company of the family of Henry Hunt. Henry Hunt’s three sons, Richard, Stan and Tony are all recognized as Northwest Coast Master Carvers. Gene Brabant received this same training and has passed on his skills and knowledge to his son, Brabant.

Brabant began his carving career at a very early age. He traveled with his father across Canada and the United States, studying museum collections of Northwest Coast art. As a result, both of these talented artists work with the old traditional pieces as their guide.

Brabant continues to study the art form, expanding his exploration into the Bella Coola and Tlingit styles. He is known for making vibrant carvings with great attention to detail.

2 items

Eagle Panel
Jay Brabant (Cree)

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...

$8,000.00

Dogfish Mask
Jay Brabant (Cree)

Signed "Northern Style Humanoid Shark by Jay & Gene Brabant"Dogfish is a small variety of sha...

Signed "Northern Style Humanoid Shark by Jay & Gene Brabant"Dogfish is a small variety of shark found on the Northwest Coast. It is distinguished by its distinctive gills, triangular teeth and split pupils. Dogfish is known to represent assertiveness and persistence.

$5,500.00