Symbolism

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Stretched Salmon Egg Pendant
Val Malesku (Cree)

Salmon is fundamental to all coastal peoples, and is a symbol of regeneration, health and life. M...

Salmon is fundamental to all coastal peoples, and is a symbol of regeneration, health and life. Many myths tell of people taken to the undersea world of the Salmon and return with secret knowledge and powers. Salmon have always been viewed as the life force for Indigenous communities. Salmon is often represented by scales, small fins and striated tail fin.

$400.00

Eagles and Salmon
Kelly Cannell (Salish)

Edition /112Available framed for $750 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Eagle is one of th...

Edition /112Available 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. Salmon is fundamental to all coastal peoples and is a symbol of regeneration, health and life. Many myths tell of people taken to the underse...

$300.00

Dignity
Maynard Johnny Jr. (Salish)

Edition /60Available framed for $600 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.The Wolf is respect...

Edition /60Available framed for $600 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.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.

$250.00

Two Spirit Rising
Margaret August (Salish)

Edition /100Available framed for $700 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly."This art piece de...

Edition /100Available framed for $700 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly."This art piece depicts two Coast Salish thunderbirds surrounding a human figure in the middle. Thunderbirds are symbols of power, protection and strength. The supernatural powers of thunderbird spirits come to help the people and they provide spiritual protection. When they flap their wings, thunder and lightning strikes. It is said that they can take human form, and when they do they lift their heads up as shown ...

$175.00

Moons Eclipsed
Val Malesku (Cree)

Edition /60Available framed for $1200 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Moon is associated...

Edition /60Available framed for $1200 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Moon is associated with transformation and is 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.

$450.00

Moons Unleashed
Val Malesku (Cree)

Edition /60Available framed for $1200 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Moon is associated...

Edition /60Available framed for $1200 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Moon is associated with transformation and is 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.

$450.00

Three Watchmen
Reg Davidson (Haida)

Edition /76Available framed for $800 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

Edition /76Available framed for $800 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

$400.00

The Good the Bad and the Beautiful
Maynard Johnny Jr. (Salish)

Edition /100Available framed for $600 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Salmon is fundamen...

Edition /100Available framed for $600 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Salmon is fundamental to all coastal peoples, and is a symbol of regeneration, health and life. Many myths tell of people taken to the undersea world of the Salmon and return with secret knowledge and powers. Salmon have always been viewed as the life force for Indigenous communities. Salmon is often represented by scales, small fins and striated tail fin.

$250.00

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

2020Edition /81Available framed for $1,800 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Artist Statem...

2020Edition /81Available framed for $1,800 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 in...

$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

White Moons
Val Malesku (Cree)

Edition /60Available framed for $1200 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Moon is associated...

Edition /60Available framed for $1200 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Moon is associated with transformation and is 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.

$450.00

Octopus Panel
Nusmata (Jarrod Saunders) (Nuxalk)

Octopus, also known as Devilfish, is a sea spirit helper known for its transformational abilities...

Octopus, also known as Devilfish, is a sea spirit helper known for its transformational abilities. It is a crest in the Tsimshian Eagle clan and symbolizes wealth in Kwakwaka’wakw mythology.

$550.00

Moon Panel
Nusmata (Jarrod Saunders) (Nuxalk)

Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and g...

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.

$450.00

Octopus Panel
Nusmata (Jarrod Saunders) (Nuxalk)

Octopus, also known as Devilfish, is a sea spirit helper known for its transformational abilities...

Octopus, also known as Devilfish, is a sea spirit helper known for its transformational abilities. It is a crest in the Tsimshian Eagle clan and symbolizes wealth in Kwakwaka’wakw mythology.

$550.00

Octopus Panel
Nusmata (Jarrod Saunders) (Nuxalk)

Octopus, also known as Devilfish, is a sea spirit helper known for its transformational abilities...

Octopus, also known as Devilfish, is a sea spirit helper known for its transformational abilities. It is a crest in the Tsimshian Eagle clan and symbolizes wealth in Kwakwaka’wakw mythology.

$1,100.00

Eagles Bracelet
Carmen Goertzen (Haida)

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...

$2,600.00

Bear Bracelet
Kelvin Thompson (Ojibway)

Bear is a dominant crest symbol. Bears are closely related to humans especially when standing on ...

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.

$850.00

Frog Coin Pendant
Andrew Williams (Haida)

Frogs are both social, vocal and are associated with the power of transformation and the ability ...

Frogs are both social, vocal and are associated with the power of transformation and the ability to traverse worlds. As the primary spirit helpers of shamans, frogs are communicators and often represent the voice of the people. Frogs were often carved at the top of totem poles to symbolize the communication of warnings or impending danger. Frog is generally given large eyes, prominent lips with a projecting tongue and webbed feet.

$400.00

Killer Whale Bracelet
Kelvin Thompson (Ojibway)

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.

$650.00

Eagle Bracelet
Kelvin Thompson (Ojibway)

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...

$650.00

Raven and the Light Bracelet
Kelvin Thompson (Ojibway)

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.

$700.00

Wolf Bracelet
Kelvin Thompson (Ojibway)

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.

$650.00

Killer Whale Bracelet
Landon Gunn (Kwakwaka'wakw)

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.

$8,400.00

Raven Ring
Lloyd Wadhams Jr. (Kwakwaka'wakw)

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.

$450.00