Spa Eth

Serigraph: Ink on Paper

22" X 22"

Artist/Curatorial Statement

This design was commissioned by the owners of the collection for Box Set II.

The man’s look and demeanour are sometimes associated with that of a grizzly bear and the owners wanted a design that would reflect that. This is my interpretation; it has a realistic style as opposed to having the traditional crescents and trigons.

Translated from Coast Salish (Hul'q'umín'um') Spa Eth means bear.

Maynard Johnny Jr.

Associated Box Set: Salish Weave Box Set II

Display(s): Cornett Building Salish Art Display

Legacy: National Gallery of Canada