Description The Killer Whales represent the community and the generosity that can be found in it. They also represent love, forgiveness and the healing of relationships possible. The two Salmon eyes represent the strength found, trust developed and traditions followed. The Raven represents the assistance given along with encouragements. The Eagle represents the things brought to light within us, the vision of what our potential is and the golden light of wisdom that reminds us each moment is a new beginning.
Lon French, Esquimalt Member Since November 2013 Artist Statement I’m a Haida graphic artist that has been doing Haida art since the end of 2012. At that time, I decided I needed to change the direction of my life. This is when I started learning about my family from Haida Gwaii. I researched Haida art and learned the basic forms. Then I started playing with designs and developed my own style. That style has evolved and continues to evolve the more I do. I have tried to stay traditional and have on the most part but feel that to grow as an artist I must be open to change. As I continue on my new path I’ll try new things and learn more about tradition also and that will reflect in my work. Mostly, I’m self taught but I was also initially taught for a short time by George Hunt Jr. at S J Willis Secondary back in the early ‘80s. I hope you enjoy my designs and follow my journey of discovery in the world of Haida art.