Orca Rising

Northwest Coast
Art Type
Silkscreen on Coventry (rag) paper
Signed Limited Edition Print # 70 of 70
Size (in)
Paper (H x W): 14 ½ x 30 in / Frame (H x W x D): 17 ½ x 33 ¼ x 1 ¼ in
Size (cm)
Paper (H x W): 37 x 76 cm / Frame (H x W x D): 44 x 84 x 3 cm
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Orca Rising’ by Roy Henry Vickers – First Nations Northwest Coast Tsimshian Art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.

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Condition: no condition noted.

Frame:   This print is beautifully framed with good quality conservation glass and materials and may be shipped as-is at buyer’s discretion with shipping costs charged in addition.   Please inquire for any questions or concerns.  

Description by Artist: ‘Orca Rising‘ – “You know there are times when so much inspiration comes itʼs hard to know where to begin. This November day I was working with a number of different images, thinking of winter coming and the solstice indicating a time of change. An idea and memory of an image kept coming to the surface, rising from the subconscious to the conscious. It was the memory of a photograph by a photographer and professional free-diver friend, Jason Sturgis. Jason captured the moment of an orca rising just before it breaks the surface of the ocean.

I finally stopped what I was doing. I took another look, respected that photograph, and I knew as I admired the capture that it was going to be a special moment for me that would turn into a new creation.

At this time of year when the snows cover the ground and silently fall to the sea I realize it is a time of healing. The white blanket that covers mother earth is to hold her in a place of continual healing through the winter season.

Orca Rising is dedicated to those who have the courage to face those areas of their lives that need healing, as well as to those who dedicate themselves to helping others heal.

Many thanks to Jason Sturgis for his beautiful photo captures of whales in their ocean domain.”

Notes from DaVic Gallery: This Limited Edition silkscreen prints titled “Orca Rising” by Henry Roy Vickers was published in November, 2013. 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: 70 signed and numbered copies, 7 artist’s proofs, 7 Remarque, 2 printer’s proof, and 5 conservation proof.

Best print edition number # 70 / 70