Large cedar Heron and Frog art carving by Bear (Doug) Horne

Large cedar Heron and Frog art carving by Bear (Doug) Horne

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What a brilliant and absolutely beautiful and elegant piece of Art by master artist Bear Horne from the Coast Salish (Tsawout) First Nations.

Doug just recently revealed his "Cycle of Knowledge house post" as part of the 50th. anniversary of the Camosun College, in front of the center of Trades, Education and Innovation on Vancouver Island. Please see the image from the newspaper article. 

HERON and FROG

Gorgeous piece of cedar, so clean with such beautiful grain, it doesn't need any painting or distraction. The carving line are so clean and deep, you can clearly see it was carved by an artist who loves his art and who has lots of experience. The Heron is showing graceful patience while waiting to catch a fish and he already caught a frog.... just wonderful. Carved, oiled and polished in the front, signed and dated at the back, made and prepared for wall hanging.

Measurements: 41 1/2" x 10" x 1" (106 cm x 25.5 cm x 2.5 cm)

Meaning: The Heron is known to be a lucky charm for successful fishing. He is a symbol of grace, elegance, patience and good luck. At the same time, Heron's are known to be loner and in some tribes are associated with a weakness for flattery and vanity. The Frog is a very important Symbol. Since he is living in two worlds, water and land, the Frog is revered for his adaptability, knowledge and power to traverse worlds and inhabit both, the natural and the supernatural. 

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$895.00 CDN

$736.41 USD

About This Artist

Bear (Doug) Horne is son of master carver Doug Lafortune from Tsawout First Nation and Kathleen Horne from Pacheedaht First Nation. Doug has grown up in the Tsawout community, and since early childhood has been immersed in Coast Salish art,...Artist bio and other available works »

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