Haida Gwaii Salmon
‘Haida Gwaii Salmon’ by Alvin Child – First Nations Northwest Coast Haida Art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: no condition noted.
Description by Artist: ‘Haida Gwaii Salmon‘ – “The salmon was a mainstay of Native food. There were five species of salmon on the coast. At times back then they were a plentiful catch. The best ways of cooking the salmon were barbequing and smoking. The salmon were also important as symbols of prosperity and good luck. There are many stories among the peoples of the northwest coast about how the salmon came to be in the sea and the rivers. This design was originally painted on a drum.”
Notes from DaVic Gallery: This Limited Edition silkscreen prints titled “Haida Gwaii Salmon” by Alvin Child was published in June, 2006. It was hand produced by the screen-printing process. It is the only limited edition printing of this design. The artist was involved in the printmaking, checking the stencils and signing each copy in the edition: 200 signed and numbered copies, 20 artist’s proofs and 1 printer’s proof. 3 Hors de Commerce copies exist and are defaced and all other trial copies have been destroyed and the printing stencils obliterated.