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Salmon and Eggs

'Salmon and Eggs' is a hand carved and stained yellow cedar wall plaque with inlaid abalone shells. It is a story piece carved by Snaw-naw-as First Nation artist Brian Bob. Brian's story pieces embrace 'the circular way of life', a philosophy passed on to him from his ancestors. This value system honours the gift each creature gives to another to sustain life's cycle.

In 'Salmon and Eggs', Brian tells the story of how the salmon gives up its own existence to support the eagle's life. The eggs in the fish's belly continue his story of the future generations -- how the eggs grow into many mature salmon which will then feed future mature eagles. In sacrificing himself to feed Eagle, Salmon is in fact transformed into Eagle.

Product code: BO-5q
Medium: Stained Yellow Cedar / Inlaid Abalone Shell
Length: 42"
Width: 14"
Depth: 2.5"

Meet the artist

Bob, Brian

Bob, Brian

Brian Bob's Indian name is Qwuyutsapool, a Nuu-chah-nulth derived tradional name which translates in English to 'policer of the wolves'. Brian honours the heritage of both his mother and father in his work. His mother, Fran Touchie, is from the...

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