Baby Thunderbird by Rupert Jeffrey

Baby Thunderbird by Rupert Jeffrey

 

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Beautiful piece of Indigenous Art - and a great start or addition to any native art collection:

BABY THUNDERBIRD - by Rupert Jeffrey from the Gitskan Nation

Yellow cedar, masterfully hand carved and hand painted. VERY deep lines of carving, the painting is close to perfect, clean lines and vibrant colors. 

Described by the artist: "The story of the thunderbird only told through a member of thunderbird lineage for permission to speak a way of speaking in the art design of shapes and depths with well thoughtful lines engraved into the mask of baby thunderbird.

This is a young being who is learning the law of respecting nature of the salmons way of life’s cycle. These are carved in the eyes Gitxsan Symbol to give meaningful of important incorporated in the eye sockets. In the top of the head is two, facing forehead with shoulders and paws. Then it has a baby bird, the eagle, these are two clans of successful hunters and providers through giving back to nature such as after you had your feed you are to put your bones back in the ground and your fish bones back in the water as well as very important to remember for composting your greens mother nature will process her way of decomposing into the soil. The color in the eyes is a greenish blue represent the sky and ocean and safe passage. The red is well being and black is the body and main figures of shape"

Measurements: 8 1/2" x 7 1/2" x 7" (22 x 19 x 18 cm)

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About This Artist

Rupert Jeffrey is a member of the Gitskan First Nation, originating from the Skeena River area, a culture considered to be part of the civilization of the Pacific Northwest Coast although it lies in the interior rather than on the coast....Artist bio and other available works »

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