In March 2019, we travelled to Tofino, Canada. A popular summer tourist destination in the summer. It attracts surfers, hikers and all kinds of nature lovers. For us, the attraction was also the Roy Henry Vickers Gallery.
On our first day in town, we walked through the village and saw an announcement for a storytelling meeting taking place at the gallery the next day. To our great pleasure and surprise, it turned out that Roy himself was the one who was coming to tell his own story. It seemed like a sign. We followed it and returned the next day.
Roy turned out to be an inspiring person for us. He is beautifully close to his emotions. For us, this is also the power in his way of telling stories. His stories are the foundations of his art. You don’t just want to listen, you have to listen. It affects you.
We kept in touch with Roy. So when we decided to open a gallery of our own, it seemed only logical to ask the man who had inspired us to design our logo. Roy understands the intention and meaning of Moedhart and created a design to represent us: the eagle surrounding ancestors.