‘The Chase’ by Jaalen Edenshaw – First Nations Northwest Coast Haida art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: no condition noted.
Description by Artist: ‘The Chase‘ – “A sea otter hunter was out in his canoe when he saw a pure white otter. He took aim and shot it straight through the tail and into the body as not to damage the fur. When he brought it back to his village, he gave it to his wife. She skinned it and brought it to the ocean to clean. As she sat on the shore a killer whale came and stole her away. Her husband pursued the whale and was able to rescue his wife.”
This print depicts three of the characters in this story. The hunter is in the dorsal fin of the killer whale, while his wife is represented in its tail. The husband and wife share arms and legs, which sit in the body of the whale.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: Last copy available … Sold Out print
This Limited Edition silkscreen prints titled “The Chase” by Jaalen Edenshaw was published in July, 2007. 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.