Moon and Salmon, 36", Masterpiece by Tom Hunt (Watawidi)

Moon and Salmon, 36", Masterpiece by Tom Hunt (Watawidi)

Note: Price shown below is CAD, if you prefer $7,205 USD, or Euro, please contact me

SPECTACULAR!!! - Have a close look at this piece – I have never seen anything like it!!

MOON with SALMON by Master artist Tom D. Hunt, a member of the Kwakwakaw' wakw First Nation (please take the time to read Tom's biography shown below, it's very impressive)

I don't even know where to begin....I will provide images which shows the process from start to finish. Tom worked so many months working on this piece, from design to finish. Have a look at the Moon's face – such a powerful expression – as most of Tom’s pieces of art, simply mesmerizing. The rim is fully carved in such great depth and detail – you really don’t see this superb craftsmanship often.

The Moon is mounted on a solid, thick piece of cedar, 36” in diameter. The rim shows two Salmon, surrounding the Moon, female on the left, male on the right. The painting is soft and powerful at the same time, it’s close to perfect – very clean lines, very precise– it’s easy to see the many years of experience but most of all, Tom’s love and respect for the tradition of his peoples and the knowledge about the history and legends.

Meaning: The MOON is associated with transformation since it controls the tides and illuminates the dark. It is seen as a guardian spirit, the bringer of good luck and plentiful food. Moon plays a part in the peace dance of the Kwakwaka'wakw peoples (of north-eastern Vancouver Island and the adjoining mainland), in which a human leaves the ceremonial big house and returns transformed into Moon. SALMON symbolizes prosperity, renewal and fertility. They are one of the most important and highest respected animals of all since they have been the primary food source from the beginning of time to the Northwest Coast First Nations

The moon is signed at the back and of course prepared for wall hanging. It's heavy, approx. 12 kg, please contact me if interested and allow a few days processing time before shipping. Shipping within Canada or local-pick up available. If you are in US, please contact me for details. 

Photos of This Piece

$9,150.00

About This Artist

Tom D. Hunt, also called Watawidi, is the son of Hereditary Chief George Hunt and May Hunt. Tom D. Hunt is a member of the Kwakiutl, or Kwakwaka’wakw Nation, born in 1964. Tom began apprenticing in Kwakiutl art with his father at the age of...Artist bio and other available works »

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