Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings by Cheryl Shearar

By Cheryl Shearar

Effortless to take advantage of and simple to learn, realizing Northwest Coast artwork is an important resource for knowing and visually settling on the underlying topics and matters of Northwest Coast local art.

The first portion of this booklet positive aspects an alphabetical record of phrases when it comes to Northwest Coast paintings, with definitions, descriptions and reasons and synopses of the foremost myths linked to them. As an relief to identity and knowing, a number of the crests, beings and emblems are illustrated within the 60 black-and-white reproductions of latest works of art.

The moment part bargains descriptions of the paintings kinds and kinds of embellished gadgets created through a number of the Northwest Coast cultural teams.

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Artworks often display quadrilateral balance, and motifs appear in multiples of four. with googly very close-set, sometimes asymmetrical eyes; a wide, flat, round body; small fins; and a benign expression. Flounder images are particularly well suited to the decoration of food bowls and platters. Flying Frog (see also Frog) D Flying Frog is a fusion of bird and amphibian. It has the head and face of Frog combined with feather and wing motifs. Flying Frog is a Tsimshian family crest. Fog Woman D Fog Woman is also known as Salmon Woman.

In Nuu-chah-nulth mythology, the Herring People share a house in the undersea world with the Salmon People. Both com-munities are benevolent toward humans, unless irritated by ritual neglect or disrespect. Herring is not a common motif in the art. Hokhokw (see Huxwhukw) house D The traditional Northwest Coast house was a large rectangular building made with posts, beams and planks of red cedar. In times past, communities inhabited permanent winter villages, but during the busy food-gathering months of summer, often relocated to resource-rich areas.

However, the crow is much smaller than the raven. Crow plays a much, much smaller part than Raven in Northwest Coast mythology and art. Crow does, however, occasionally appear in stories, and is a minor crest in some regions (among the Haisla, for example). Crying Woman D Crying Woman is a being known primarily among northern groups. Various stories explain her tears: the loss of her children is one reason that is common to many versions. A chance meeting in the forest with Crying Woman is said to bring luck to a ment of the dramatic curved beak for which the bird is named.

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