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    This product was added to our catalog on Monday 02 October, 2017.

    turquoise hummingbird
    [red cedar]


    Chris Turo, of Dene heritage, is a street-based carver, determinedly sitting on a marble entry way in in the main pedestrian pathways of the Downtown Eastside, or sometimes occupying “his” place on Granville, the main street of downtown Vancouver. He is very outgoing and often chats at length with passersby, explaining what he is doing, what kind of wood he is using, what the design represents. Chris concentrates on portraying wildlife of the air and water. Here he has created a charming, dynamic image of a hummingbird. It is a small work, with a turquoise tint, which helps set off the delineations of the eyes, narrow beak, and pointed wings. The red cedar background is very appealing, and the lightweight of cedar somehow adds to the airy quality of the hummingbird’s flight. This is a wall plaque, and will show well on its own or in a shadow box frame. Red cedar, acrylic paint V 4” x H 9”, 24 grams

Keywords: Aboriginal art, Indian art, First Nations, Haida, Tsekani, KwAGiulth, Cree, Coast Salish, West Coast, Coastal, British Columbia, BC, Canada, Lower Mainland, North Vancouver, Indian carvings, Indian paintings, carvings, drawings, jewelry, pendants, medallions, crests, clan, painting, carve, street art, online gallery, online store, online shop, shopping, gifts, homeless, Downtown East Side, DTES, Vancouver, poverty, vulnerable, at risk, near homeless, shelters, plaques, awards, fair trade, Marylee Stephenson.


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