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Submissions (5)

Thumbnail Title Description Artist Medium Rating
Butterfly Profile on Paddle - By Stefanie Acrylic on Cedar. The artist uses traditional north west coast features and beautifully incorporates them into stylistically modern and innovative motif. The form-line of this butterfly is done in white with reliefs in darker shades, thus contrasting the way colour is conventional used in north west coastal art.
Tags: butterfly, cedar carving, paddle, indigenous, first nations, pacific northwest coast, culture, youth, painting
yskel Painting, Acrylic
Coming to the Surface - By Noreen Acrylic on canvas. This mid coast style killer whale is shown surfacing the water and blowing. The face in the whale’s tale resembles that of a human, symbolizing the belief that whales are closely related to humans, as told in the traditional stories of many northwest coast cultures.
Tags: whale, ocean, indigenous, pacific northwest coast, first nations, youth, painting, canadian, traditional
yskel Painting, Acrylic
The Jellyfish - By Eddie Acrylic on Canvas. This painting of one of Earth’s oldest living organisms is rendered in silver and copper tones chosen by artist to contrast against the red backdrop. The artist also uses darker tones for the tentacles behind the lighter ones to create depth and movement for this image.
Tags: jellyfish, pacific northwest coast, first nations, indigenous, fish, sea, ocean animals, youth, painting
yskel Painting, Acrylic
Bear drum - By Daniel Acrylic on deerskin. Profile of bear head jointed with over-hanging clawed paw. In the tradition of North-coast graphic art, the bear’s form-line is black with red secondary elements. The eye is delineated by a negative crescent indicating the eye is looking upwards toward the paw, creating a sense of cohesiveness.
Tags: bear, drum, first nations, indigenous, pacific northwest coast, traditional, painting, youth
yskel Painting, Acrylic
Moon Drum - By Ana Acrylic paint on deerskin. The artist shows the moon as a circular female face filling the centre of the drum. South-coast style quadron stars are reminiscent of those stolen by Raven which he flung with the moon into the sky to lighten the dark nights endured by people long ago.
Tags: moon, drum, first nations, indigenous, pacific northwest coast, painting, youth
yskel Painting, Acrylic