‘Returning Home’ by Patrick Amos – First Nations Northwest Coast Nuu-chah-nulth Art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: no condition noted.
Description by Artist: ‘Returning Home‘ – “Salmon are a major food source for the First Nations of the Northwest Coast. One person from each village would keep the streams clear so the salmon could swim up-stream to the spawning grounds. Each year, when the salmon return, it is time for the people to feast. The eagles and ravens also get to feast on the salmon. Male spring salmon develop a hooked nose late in life. The salmon on the left hand side of the design has this distinctive feature. Patrick used raven designs in the tail of the salmon. The eggs of the female salmon on the right represent the new generation to come.”
Notes from DaVic Gallery: This Limited Edition silkscreen prints titled “Returning Home” by Patrick Amos was published in May, 2003. 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: 180 signed and numbered copies, 18 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.