ROY HENRY VICKERS GALLERY
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ECHACHIS - LITHOGRAPH

Edition Date: September 2012
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Medium: Lithograph
Image Size: 10.75" x 6.75"
* Add 2 1/4" to each side of the image to get the matted size.
* Add 2 1/2" to each side of the image for the framed size.

When you look southwest from Tonquin beach in Tofino you see what appears to be one island most people recognize as Wickaninnish. There is actually a narrow passage at high tide that separates Wickaninnish from Echachis Island. I've visited the island with my friend and carver Joe Martin.

One day as I watched the sunset colors over Echachis and listened to a raven talking I was reminded of the Clayoquot people who were whalers in the old days.
Echachis means "rising" in the language of the locals. It was a place of waiting for whales as well as a place to bring the whales to the beach to be divided among the people.

I love this wild west coast place and the many stories of people who live here and who have lived here in the past.

Story

When you look southwest from Tonquin beach in Tofino you see what appears to be one island most people recognize as Wickaninnish. There is actually a narrow passage at high tide that separates Wickaninnish from Echachis Island. I've visited the island with my friend and carver Joe Martin.

One day as I watched the sunset colors over Echachis and listened to a raven talking I was reminded of the Clayoquot people who were whalers in the old days.
Echachis means "rising" in the language of the locals. It was a place of waiting for whales as well as a place to bring the whales to the beach to be divided among the people.

I love this wild west coast place and the many stories of people who live here and who have lived here in the past.