Challenging Traditions

Challenging Traditions

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qBoth senior and younger artists from the Northwest Coast are featured, working in a variety of media and styles: groundbreaking abstract painting and metal sculpture, painstaking woven spruce root hats and ceremonial woolen robes, works in glass, masks, carved panels, painted drums, striking political paintings, qHaida manga, q jewelry, carved argillite works, and bentwood boxes.q--Jacket.I keep my ovoids and the other shapes correct, as old tradition did, but I put them together like only I can. ... He approached Philip Janze, who helped Heit to a€œmake some engraversa€ and gave him a€œa few hoursa#39; lessons about how to engrave. ... Although slightly smaller in scale than Big Fat Frog, Shark Bracelet is equally ambitious, with a strong sculptural command combined with a narrative that is playfulanbsp;...

Title:Challenging Traditions
Author:Ian M. Thom
Publisher:Douglas & McIntyre - 2009


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