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Whalerider, by Roy Henry Vickers

“There are many stories of the Whale and its relationship to the Northwest Coast people. Some nations say that the Orca whale is the spirit of ancestors who have passed into the great mystery. There are stories of the whale who took care of a man and carried him back to his village.

For others the Whale is one of the four main crest of each village along with Eagle, Raven, and Wolf. For the people of Tofino and the visitors from around the world, the whale is one of the greatest experiences in the wild. Thousands go out to see them on guided tours by local people to experience encounters with many species of whales. For myself, I am a member of the Fireweed Whale Clan of Kispiox.”

Medium Serigraph
Year 2011
Dimensions (h-w-d) 78 – 67 – 4,5 cm (incl frame)
Material frame Anti-reflective glass UV70, red cedar
Serial number 46 / 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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