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Stone Eagle - CONSIGNMENT #21/100

Edition Date: 2009
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Medium: Serigraph
Image Size: 27 7/8" x 15 7/8"

On July 4th and 5th this year I participated in a potlatch in Wuikinuxv at the head of Rivers Inlet.This is the home of the House of Waakas. The Potlatch was to celebrate many descendants of the Waakas, among them was Dorothy Walkus who adopted me many years ago.

The Potlatch was a teaching Potlatch where everything was explained to the people. It was the most spiritual celebration of this type that I've attended.The drumming, singing, and dancing was taken to another level and it would take many pages to attempt to relate some of the events so I will not try. It was an honour and privilege to be a part of it.

This magical place on the coast is responsible for many inspirational works dating back approximately 20 years.The latest is Stone Eagle which first appears in a work I titled, Guardian Of The Pass. My attachment to Rivers Inlet and Owikeeno Lake and it's people has inspired this rendition of the Stone Eagle.As you travel east towards the far end of the lake you first see this rock outcropping in the distance. Legends tell us that this Eagle would smash the canoe of an enemy approaching the people and welcome anyone coming in peace.

The moon rise over Stone Eagle is a symbol of peace and if you look carefully you may see the welcome figure and an outline of house posts as well as the face of ancestors and the figure of an eagle or two who continue to watch over the land and the people.

Thank you Ted,Aunty Evelyn, all the teachers from Kingcome, the House of Waakas and all who were a part of the Waakas Potlatch of 2009.

Story 

On July 4th and 5th this year I participated in a potlatch in Wuikinuxv at the head of Rivers Inlet.This is the home of the House of Waakas. The Potlatch was to celebrate many descendants of the Waakas, among them was Dorothy Walkus who adopted me many years ago.

The Potlatch was a teaching Potlatch where everything was explained to the people. It was the most spiritual celebration of this type that I've attended.The drumming, singing, and dancing was taken to another level and it would take many pages to attempt to relate some of the events so I will not try. It was an honour and privilege to be a part of it.

This magical place on the coast is responsible for many inspirational works dating back approximately 20 years.The latest is Stone Eagle which first appears in a work I titled, Guardian Of The Pass. My attachment to Rivers Inlet and Owikeeno Lake and it's people has inspired this rendition of the Stone Eagle.As you travel east towards the far end of the lake you first see this rock outcropping in the distance. Legends tell us that this Eagle would smash the canoe of an enemy approaching the people and welcome anyone coming in peace.

The moon rise over Stone Eagle is a symbol of peace and if you look carefully you may see the welcome figure and an outline of house posts as well as the face of ancestors and the figure of an eagle or two who continue to watch over the land and the people.

Thank you Ted,Aunty Evelyn, all the teachers from Kingcome, the House of Waakas and all who were a part of the Waakas Potlatch of 2009.