Symbolism

738 items

Odyssey
Corey Moraes (Tsimshian)

Edition /55Available framed for $550 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

Edition /55Available framed for $550 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

$200.00

Feather Pendant
Trevor Angus (Gitxsan)

Feathers and eagle down are often used in ceremonial contexts and are symbolic of supernatural po...

Feathers and eagle down are often used in ceremonial contexts and are symbolic of supernatural powers. Feathers may also symbolize communication, healing and hospitality. The most common feather in Westcoast Artwork is the Eagle feather, it is meant to be given as a welcoming gift and to honour guests. The style of a feather often incorporates a split u-form.

$150.00

Bear Stepping Into Itself
Cori Savard (Haida)

Edition /200This print is only available framed.Bear is a dominant crest symbol. Bears are closel...

Edition /200This print is only available framed.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.

$700.00

Home Coming
Clifton Guthrie (Tsimshian)

Edition /160Available framed for $750 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Eagle is one of th...

Edition /160Available framed for $750 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.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 gia...

$280.00

Butterfly Earrings
Val Malesku (Cree)

Butterfly is increasingly popular today in Northwest Coast art. In some stories Butterfly is Rave...

Butterfly is increasingly popular today in Northwest Coast art. In some stories Butterfly is Raven’s companion, acting as a scout who leads Raven to food sources and uncovers hiding spots.

$520.00

Moon Glow
Val Malesku (Cree)

Edition 2/5This print is only available framed. Moon is associated with peace and transformation ...

Edition 2/5This print is only available framed. Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and guardian spirit. In some stories, the Moon originated as a chip of the Sun, which Raven broke into pieces. Moon is often depicted with humanoid features and can be distinguished from the Sun by a labret in its bottom lip indicating female nobility.

$400.00

Owl Earrings
Val Malesku (Cree)

Owls are believed to have great supernatural powers on the Northwest Coast and the White Owl is a...

Owls are believed to have great supernatural powers on the Northwest Coast and the White Owl is a family crest in some regions. Owl is associated with wisdom, foreknowledge, and perception, and is strongly associated with the spirit world. Owls have been known to be both Witches in disguise as well as the aids of Shaman in the pursuit of good. Owl can be identified by large, round eyes, sharp talons, a short hooked beak that comes to a V, and pointed ears, which may be prominent to emphasize ...

$120.00

Eagle Earrings
Val Malesku (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...

$140.00

Llgaay Gwii Sdiihlda (Restore Balance)
Ben Davidson (Haida)

2020Edition /81Available framed for $1800 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Artist Stateme...

2020Edition /81Available framed for $1800 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Artist Statement:"Llgaay Gwii Sdiihlda means to restore balance. According to my father-in-law, it applies when we are about to fall, but we manage to catch ourselves before we fall. I chose to name the print Llgaay Gwii Sdiihlda because I believe that even when we are in a state of uncertainty, we still have the ability to regain our balance.The print features an image of Sea Bear. Though there is not much inf...

$1,200.00

Tide Walker
Ben Davidson (Haida)

2017Edition /77Available framed for $1700 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.The Tide Walke...

2017Edition /77Available framed for $1700 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.The Tide Walker exists in the space between the land and the ocean. From afar, he appears as a dorsal fin, so we imagine his body beneath the waves. We are so desperate to be the first to see the killer whale that we allow our minds to complete his story before we have time to determine the truth. We are so swiftly lured into believing the surface story that we rarely take time to consider what lies beneath.

$1,200.00

Migration
Dylan Thomas (Salish)

AP Edition /10 Available framed for $650 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. "On the North...

AP Edition /10 Available framed for $650 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. "On the Northwest coast, eagles, thunderbirds, and ravens were the birds of choice in traditional indigenous art – but as the art has evolved into its contemporary form, the hummingbird has joined the major motifs in the Coast’s artistic lexicon. I am not surprised that the hummingbird has gained significance; their iridescent feathers and sleek body shape give them a majesty and extravagance that is only matc...

$255.00

Wolf Pendant
Trevor Angus (Gitxsan)

The Wolf is respected for its strength, agility, intelligence, and capacity for devotion. Wolf is...

The Wolf is respected for its strength, agility, intelligence, and capacity for devotion. Wolf is sometimes an agent of transformation and is a popular figure in crest, story, and shamanic art. Wolf is usually portrayed with a long snout, bushy tail, and prominent paws.

$180.00