‘Thunderbird Canoe’ by Dean Heron – First Nations Northwest Coast Tlingit Art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: no condition noted.
Description by Artist: “This may or may not be what a Thunderbird looks like. Seen here, Thunderbird is chasing the Killer Whale, its food source, beside a northwest canoe.
Thunderbird gives us thunder and lightning through the flapping of its wings. We have never witnessed it in person. Can you see the Thunderbird?”
Notes from DaVic Gallery: This limited edition silkscreen print titled Thunderbird Canoe by Dean Heron was published in May 2006. The prints were 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. Three Hors de Commerce copies exist and are defaced. All other trial copies as well as the printing stencils have been destroyed.