Inuit Gallery of Vancouver. Masterworks of Inuit and Northwest Coast
We present important exhibitions of Canadian aboriginal art, featuring new works by senior artists and exploring the work of the talented next generation.
Between Bear Paws I
This depiction of a small human between the paws of a bear derives from the Bear-Mother Myth. As told in legend, the beautiful young daughter of a Chief was out berry picking, and neglected to sing to warn the Bears of her presence. This lack of respect for the Bears causes her abduction by a Prince of the Bear People, and their subsequent marriage results in the birth of twin cubs. When the cubs return to their mother's village, they are transformed into human-form, retaining the superior…
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Welcome to Spirit Gallery • Spirit Gallery
Welcome to Spirit Gallery Established in 1991, Spirit Gallery is proud to offer a vast collection of West Coast Native Art from both renowned and emerging artists. Located in Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver, British Columbia, we are only steps from the picturesque waterfront of Howe Sound, an array of charming[...]