This classically West Coast wall sculpture measures appx 10″ tall by 4″ wide. Each piece is made-to-order and will differ slightly from the image displayed in this listing. It comes with a leather hanger on the back and makes the perfect gift… Even if that gift is for yourself! It is hand-carved by First Nations Native artist George Stokes and is signed on the back. The Whale is a communicator and highly regarded guardian of the sea. Whales travel together and symbolize long life. George Stokes began working as an artist in 1985 with encouragement from his uncle, Cody Mathias. In 1986, George was invited to help carve a totem pole with late Haida artist Bill Reid and established Haida carver Don Yeomans. This pole is now housed within Vancouver’s Kitsilano Secondary School. In 2010, he graduated from the Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts program held at Vancouver’s Native Education College. While he has spent most of his career as a wood carver – creating plaques, talking sticks, rattles, and masks – he is beginning to expand into metalwork and giftware. For example, George has started transferring his original designs to clothing. “Orca wall carving”, “orca whale sculpture”, “native whale carving”, “west coast resorts”. The item “Cedar West Coast Native Orca Whale Wall Carving” is in sale since Tuesday, February 19, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Canada\ Aboriginal”. The seller is “artfromabove” and is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.
- Handmade: Yes
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada
- Artisan: George Stokes
- Provenance: Ownership History Available
- Tribal Affiliation: Salish