Available framed for $3600 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.
Throughout the Northwest Coast, frogs are closely associated with the power of transformation and are the primary spirit helpers of shamans. For this reason, frogs can often be seen emerging from the ears or mouths of creatures that have both human and animal elements. In Northwest Coast mythology the divisions between humans and animals are not clearly defined. Ancestral stories often speak of supernatural beings assuming different forms.
Canada's foremost architect, Arthur Erickson, was a close friend of Bill's. This limited edition print was made specifically for the Arthur Erickson Foundation and the entire edition was gifted by Bill Reid to the Foundation for them to use a fundraiser. Following the technique of Japanese woodblock printing, Bill signed the back of each print, rather than the front.