In Both Worlds

Northwest Coast
Art Type
Silkscreen on Black Wove paper
Signed Artist Proof Print # VIII of VIII
Size (in)
Paper (H x W): 26 ½ x 26 in
Size (cm)
Paper (H x W): 67 X 66 cm
Not Framed
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‘In Both Worlds’ by Susan Point, O.C., DFA., RCA., D.Litt – First Nations Northwest Coast, Coast Salish Art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts

Condition:          No condition noted.

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Notes from DaVic Gallery:   ‘In Both Worlds’ –   is the work inspired by the spindle whorl, a common motif in much of Susan Point’s work. A whorl was a round carved piece of wood, placed on a wooden spindle for spinning whorl. The whorl added weight in order to maintain a spinning motion and to prevent the wool from falling off the end of the rod. As the whorl turned, the carved designs would blur together, mesmerizing the spinner. This trance state was vital, as it gave the spinner the ability to create textiles imbued with special powers. The circle in the center of the Thunderbird’s neck indicates where the spindle would have been and gives a gentle cue to the shape of the piece.

The main figure here is a Thunderbird, identified by the tuffs of feathers atop his head. The Thunderbird is a mythical bird and, as the title of this print suggests, comes from a supernatural world. Here we see the visual expression of the Thunderbird as he crosses over the supernatural world to our world. He is an enormous creature who feeds off of Killerwhales and is aptly named for the thunder that rolls of his wings as he flies.

Great collectors Artist Proof print with best number # VIII / VIII