ROY HENRY VICKERS GALLERY
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ORCA - CONSIGNMENT PRINTER'S PROOF #1/2

Edition Date: November 2007
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Medium: Serigraph Printers Proof
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Over thirty years ago I picked up a book called“Primitive Art” by Frank Boas. This book is about art from different countries around the world, with a selection on the Northwest Coast. This section contains a few drawings of Tsimshian sculptures and I was thrilled to see the art of my ancestors. There is one drawing in particular of a whale that I have enjoyed for all this time. This drawing has finally inspired me to create my own work called Orca and so I share this work with you today. So it is that this rendition of Orca was inspired by a work over a century old that was sketched by an observer and published in a book. The four Orcas represent the four seasons of the world and the four generations from the time of European contact with my father’s people to myself.

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Over thirty years ago I picked up a book called“Primitive Art” by Frank Boas. This book is about art from different countries around the world, with a selection on the Northwest Coast. This section contains a few drawings of Tsimshian sculptures and I was thrilled to see the art of my ancestors. There is one drawing in particular of a whale that I have enjoyed for all this time. This drawing has finally inspired me to create my own work called Orca and so I share this work with you today. So it is that this rendition of Orca was inspired by a work over a century old that was sketched by an observer and published in a book. The four Orcas represent the four seasons of the world and the four generations from the time of European contact with my father’s people to myself.