Fantastic School of Whales, by Silas Coon

Fantastic School of Whales, by Silas Coon

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Now this is something you don't see often

Isn't this incredible? What a masterpiece - by Silas Coon, a member of the Kwakiulth First Nations, taught by George Hunt Jr. and Silas Cousin Beau Dick

Beautiful and extremely detailed hand carved School of Killer Whales. Showing 3 whale's following each other. Did you see the little Wild Woman face on the Killer Whale's blow hole? Also, the rope is adorned and is depicting the brush from the Whale's breath through the blow hole. The carving on each of the whales is unique and different. Truly remarkable. 

Inlaid with 30 (thirty!) pieces of Abalone - and I mean, inlaid, not glued on top, the carving lines are exceptionally detailed and clean, the copper painting on top of the dark stain is amazing - and still showing the natural grain of the wood (pine). All fully hand made, carved, painted and designed. Made and prepared for wall hanging, signed at the back, hanger attached. This piece really makes every room!!!!

Measurements: 36" x 8" x 1" 

Meaning: The killer whale is a symbol for romance and harmony as Whales mate for life. The Whale is very family oriented and known to travel in large groups, never to be alone. They symbolize great luck and happiness, community and protection. They are a known to always be working together, take care of each other and to always help and protect each other.

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Silas Coon is a member of the Kwakwakaw 'wakw (Kwakiulth) First Nations, originating from Alert Bay in their ancestral land. He was born in 1963. When he was 11 years old, he moved to Gilford Island where Jim King, a chief who presided at the...Artist bio and other available works »

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