Every Year the Salmon Come Back
‘Every Year the Salmon Come Back’ by Robert Davidson, 1933 – First Nations Northwest Coast Haida Artist presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: Good condition – Professionally restored for removal of tape from previous framing work. Some knicks remain faintly visible lower right area. Small 2″ paper shaved off upper right margin. Very faint discolouration visible.
Description by Artist: “A narrative painting originating from personal experience of the Yakun River salmon harvest, Queen Charlotte Islands. A cyclical metaphor. When the salmon come back, they generate and influence my lifecycle at that time I’m at the river fishing with everybody else. They come back to give birth and also to die and from death comes new life.” – Robert Davidson
The blank sheet of letter-size (8.5” x 11”) paper covering part of the image in the last picture is for size reference.