JUROR’S CHOICE AWARD,
SIDNEY FINE ART SHOW 2005
A piece of Canadian West Coast First Nations history and culture
is captured in each of these uniquely handcrafted figures, created
by a highly talented collaboration of local artists.
Each figure is an original piece of art, which has been sculptured
from clay and cast in fine quality hand tinted porcelain by artist
Leasa Robson. These figures boast hand sculpted and painted facial
features, carefully selected glass eyes, natural hair, detailed
porcelain torso and pose able porcelain limbs. Standing approximately
33” ( 84 cm) in height, each figure appears to come to life.
Each figure is adorned in authentic costuming, which is indigenous
to only the Haida, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Coast Salish First Nations
people from the Queen Charlottes, the West and South East Coast
of Vancouver Island in the province of British Columbia. The authentic
regalia has been signed by the creating artists and identified with
their cultural affiliation.
All figures are presented on a custom designed hand-chipped carved
cedar base inlayed with a Sterling Silver Eagle medallion, by silver
artist Nancy Dawson, and a Sterling Silver engraved plate. A hand-chipped,
carved cedar collector’s book containing a letter of authenticity,
artist biographies and cultural information is presented with each
figure. Due to the rarity and uniqueness of each piece, these fine
art pieces are only offered in exclusive investment limited editions.
A percentage from each fine art piece sold will be donated to the
First Peoples' Cultural Foundation. This bursary program will support
the continuation of the traditional arts and linguistics programs
for the First People of Canada.