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Orca Dorsal, by Roy Henry Vickers

 “I continue to thrill at the sight of an Orca Dorsal as it breaks the ocean surface.”
Roy Henry Vickers, 2017 

Orca Dorsal is a limited edition original serigraph print made in 2017 by First Nations artist Roy Henry Vickers. This is his ode to the awe-inspiring orca whale.

“There are four clans in Gitxaala, my home village, also known as Kitkatla, B.C. All children are born into the clan or, tribe of the mother. I was born Eagle and it is the first of the series of four clans or tribes as they are also known at home. My father, Art Vickers, was born under the Orca totem. We grew up loving to see the dorsal fins of the Orca as they came by to visit us in the village. There are many stories and examples of the number one predator in the oceans of the world. I continue to thrill at the sight of an Orca Dorsal as it breaks the ocean surface.”

Medium Serigraph
Year 2017
Dimensions (w-h-d) 91 – 70 – 2,5 cm (incl frame)
Material frame Anti-reflective glass UV70, red cedar (painted)
Serial number 49 / 50
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Roy Henry Vickers (1946) is an accomplished First Nations artist raised at the northwest coast of British Columbia, Canada. Roy is a past president of the Northwest Coast Indians Artist’s Guild. He is currently living in Hazelton, Canada, BC.  Roy was raised in Kitkatla, Hazelton and Victoria. You may say he has returned to his roots. The Village of Hazelton is a small town located at the junction of the Bulkley and Skeena Rivers, nestled at the foot of Stigyooden (Roche de Boule Mountain).

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