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wHOLE w(((h)))orl(((d)))

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In the spirit of spindle whorls, this Grand Masterp!ece of contemporary Coast Salish graphics depicts a human encircled by two salmon, four wolves, and four thunderbirds. With this design, I wanted to create a graphic work which could rival early and classic one-colour Coast Salish graphic designs, such as Charles Elliott’s Salish Renewal and Stan Green’s Human with Thunderbirds. Within the overall feel of the design, an Aztec calendar influence can be sensed in the circular form. This is a cross-cultural aesthetic influence, that reflects the cultural reality of Coast Salish people living in the most urbanized and densely and diversely populated area of the Northwest Coast. One of the intentions of this classic Coast Salish design was to provoke questions about how contemporary Coast Salish people fit into modern society. Simultaneously, another intention was to show that I have a knowledgeable understanding of traditional Coast Salish design elements and principles. As the great Haida artist Robert Davidson once ARTiculated, you “can’t innovate from nothing” - lessLIE

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Location Canada
Region Northwest Coast
Artist lessLIE
NWC Nation N/A
Date Created 2014
Dimensions 72" x 72" x 2"
Materials & Edition Acrylic on canvas

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