Paper Cast and Red Cedar
Impressions – Salish Wolf
This limited edition paper cast is made of 100% cotton fiber, made into a pulp and pigmented, and pressed into sheets using a screen. It is then pressed onto the mod and allowed to dry. The resulting paper cast has been placed into a red cedar panel.
The image is of the Salish Wolf, a great hunter that is often associated with the special spirit power a man had to acquire to become a good hunter. The wolf also represents family and togetherness.
The shape of this piece is an adaption of a traditional spindle whorl design. The spindle whorl is a disc that acts as a flywheel on the spinning device used for making wool yarn. Coast Salish women, who would spin and ply mountain goat wool into yarn for weaving, traditionally used the spindle whorl.