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HAZELTON - CONSIGNMENT #145/150

Edition Date: 2004
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Medium: Serigraph
Image Size: 28" x 11.5"

I walked down the road to the school in Old Hazelton, BC, the sky was crisp and clear, the cottonwood leaves were turning reddish gold. Looking to the mountains there were brilliant splashes of yellow among the reds and oranges, the birch and poplar trees added to the beautiful colors of autumn. The new and exciting scent of wood and leaves was so different from the evergreens of the coast where I had spent the first nine years of my life. The year was 1955 and my family had moved to this wondrous place that I have always loved. In 1973 I returned to Hazelton to attend the Gitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Indian Art. At this time I rekindled the desire to live on the Skeena River. I spent two years in Hazelton living and playing with friends in the four distinct seasons. I remembered a visitor who came every year to fish the steelhead in the summer; this man told me that one day I would realize the incredible beauty of the Skeena Valley. He was so right, the more time went by and the more places I experienced, the more I appreciated the mighty Skeena River and its breathtaking valley. This year, my family and I are moving to a beautiful home on the river to turn a new page in the book of our lives. We are going to miss the friends and family on Vancouver Island, and enjoy being with friends in the Skeena Valley. Thanks to a loving and understanding family, I have the chance to return to this lovely place called, Hazelton.

Story

I walked down the road to the school in Old Hazelton, BC, the sky was crisp and clear, the cottonwood leaves were turning reddish gold. Looking to the mountains there were brilliant splashes of yellow among the reds and oranges, the birch and poplar trees added to the beautiful colors of autumn. The new and exciting scent of wood and leaves was so different from the evergreens of the coast where I had spent the first nine years of my life. The year was 1955 and my family had moved to this wondrous place that I have always loved. In 1973 I returned to Hazelton to attend the Gitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Indian Art. At this time I rekindled the desire to live on the Skeena River. I spent two years in Hazelton living and playing with friends in the four distinct seasons. I remembered a visitor who came every year to fish the steelhead in the summer; this man told me that one day I would realize the incredible beauty of the Skeena Valley. He was so right, the more time went by and the more places I experienced, the more I appreciated the mighty Skeena River and its breathtaking valley. This year, my family and I are moving to a beautiful home on the river to turn a new page in the book of our lives. We are going to miss the friends and family on Vancouver Island, and enjoy being with friends in the Skeena Valley. Thanks to a loving and understanding family, I have the chance to return to this lovely place called, Hazelton.