ROY HENRY VICKERS GALLERY
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KING PACIFIC SUNSET - CONSIGNMENT #121/150

Edition Date: 2002
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Medium: Serigraph
Image Size: 12 3/4" x 18"
The eagle and the salmon enact a continual struggle for survival in the natural world. The salmon swims deep and keeps close to cover when near the shoreline. The eagle circles high in the sky with a watchful eye. The tides rise and fall, the seasons come and go, yet as the years go by and I continue to enjoy the pleasures of being out on the sea close to the natural rhythm of life. My great joy is to share this love of nature with family and friends as often as possible. It is important for me to set aside time to recreate and relax. Each year I return to the land of my ancestors to enjoy the gathering of traditional food. Salmon, crab,halibut, herring roe, seaweed, and many other fish are some of the treasures I find. The Summer of 2002 was a very special time for me and my boys. We visited our ancestral village of Kitkatla and harvested sockeye from our fishing areas. It was a time of recreation and special bonding between father and sons. We visited places familiar to them in stories that I have told hem over the years. They had photos taken of them at Eagle Rock, a well-known site among our people and a favorite playground of my childhood. We traveled on the MV Western Spirit, a seine boat owned by their Godfather which was also part of many stories the boys recalled. On our journeys we saw many species of birds, animals, and fish. We lived from the sea and played on the land. There was a new lodge, a floating hotel complete with all the amenities one would expect to find at a fine five star hotel. The boys decided to try to swim in the frigid waters and were fortunate to have the comfort of a hot jacuzzi to warm them up. We enjoyed delicious meals prepared by the resident chef and shared stories with guests of the lodge. On one peaceful evening as the sunset cast is golden hue across the water and we dined in luxury, I was in awe of the beauty and serenity of an eagle perched on a tall cedar. The silhouette of the bird etched against the gold and blue sky reminded me of the beauty of creation and the patience of eagle waiting for a meal to swim by. I was reminded of the wealth of ancestors and the opportunity for the world to experience the awe and wonder of a King Pacific Sunset.
 

Story

The eagle and the salmon enact a continual struggle for survival in the natural world. The salmon swims deep and keeps close to cover when near the shoreline. The eagle circles high in the sky with a watchful eye. The tides rise and fall, the seasons come and go, yet as the years go by and I continue to enjoy the pleasures of being out on the sea close to the natural rhythm of life. My great joy is to share this love of nature with family and friends as often as possible. It is important for me to set aside time to recreate and relax. Each year I return to the land of my ancestors to enjoy the gathering of traditional food. Salmon, crab,halibut, herring roe, seaweed, and many other fish are some of the treasures I find. The Summer of 2002 was a very special time for me and my boys. We visited our ancestral village of Kitkatla and harvested sockeye from our fishing areas. It was a time of recreation and special bonding between father and sons. We visited places familiar to them in stories that I have told hem over the years. They had photos taken of them at Eagle Rock, a well-known site among our people and a favorite playground of my childhood. We traveled on the MV Western Spirit, a seine boat owned by their Godfather which was also part of many stories the boys recalled. On our journeys we saw many species of birds, animals, and fish. We lived from the sea and played on the land. There was a new lodge, a floating hotel complete with all the amenities one would expect to find at a fine five star hotel. The boys decided to try to swim in the frigid waters and were fortunate to have the comfort of a hot jacuzzi to warm them up. We enjoyed delicious meals prepared by the resident chef and shared stories with guests of the lodge. On one peaceful evening as the sunset cast is golden hue across the water and we dined in luxury, I was in awe of the beauty and serenity of an eagle perched on a tall cedar. The silhouette of the bird etched against the gold and blue sky reminded me of the beauty of creation and the patience of eagle waiting for a meal to swim by. I was reminded of the wealth of ancestors and the opportunity for the world to experience the awe and wonder of a King Pacific Sunset.