Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Finished at last! Two Ravens Eating a Frog bracelet. 

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Mother Earth Portrait Mask.  

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Friday, April 25, 2014

I put a lot of hours into this piece - Orca, Sea-bear & Salmon silver bracelet

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Thanks to everybody who commented on my recent post about which sketch to make into a bracelet. Based on your feedback I chose the bottom one. Here it is in progress.

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Almost finished - Two Ravens Eating a Frog Bracelet
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Friday, April 18, 2014

Thursday, April 17, 2014

A movie poster for the Edward S. Curtis movie, In the Land of the Headhunters. The movie was filmed using Kwakwaka'wakw actors. The poster is based on a housepost carved by Charlie James for  the movie.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The classic photograph on the left is by Edward Curtis, and features a Kwakiutl Humpspeck Totem pole by my great-grandfather, Charlie James. This was the inspiration for my glass totem pole. 

I remember my elder, the late Emma Tamlin, telling me about Spruce Martin, one of the greatest Kwakwaka'wakw dancers. He could dance like a man possessed, his body snaking in and out of the mouths of the Humpspeck totem. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

How do you say "I love you" on a budget? 
An Orca Diamond Ring in sterling silver, of course.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

A Humpspeck Totem pole in glass and cedar. This piece has a funny story: It was showing in a gallery in Vancouver, someone broke in and stole this it and didn't touch any of the other art. Not one piece. 

Theft is the sincerest form of flattery :) 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I think that I want to start working in glass again. This Hummingbird Raven and Salmon drawing is from a series of recent sketches.

Do you think this would work well in glass?

Sunday, April 6, 2014

The Stress of Modern Life mask

Alder wood, horse hair, cow teeth, cedar bark & paint

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The Lattimer Gallery has an Ellen Neel (my grandmother) show opening Saturday, April 5th from 2 to 5 PM. These are her pieces from the 1960's, so it will be worth having a look.  1590 West 2nd Ave. Vancouver

Friday, April 4, 2014

A hard decision: I need to decide which sketch to use for a bracelet design. Which one do you like - top or bottom?