To use two nails to hang this beauty. In reference to this Serigraph. It should, however, be noted that there are many more facial types and details perhaps an infinite number which could also be termed Haida, Tlingit, Tsimshian or Bella Coola (not to mention the many other tribal groups of the Northwest Coast which are not represented here). Each group has, or had, its own artistic conventions and in creating personalized portraits which is what many existing masks appear to be had the human face in all of its varieties to draw upon.This, typically begins to hint at the stylistic depth and the breadth of variation possible and implicit in all of the artistic mediums of traditional Northwest Coast Indian art. None of these profiles is an exact copy of any known mask, yet each draws upon one of the styles of each of the tribes. For instance, the Tsimshian face is based upon a style of mask widely considered to be death masks, that is, portrait masks of some particular person laying in state. The Haida face is based upon miniature figures historically carved in argillite (a black slat-like stone) from the Queen Charlotte Islands during the last century.
The extension of the lower lip represents the use of a labret or lip plug which positively identifies this as the profile of a woman. The Bella Coola face with its round eye and other stylistic details is merely typical of the art style of the Bella Coola people of British Columbia.
The central bird or eagle figure is intended as a unifying mythological or animistic symbol of the Northwest Cost cosmos. The same is true of the small square designs at the corners of the print: the four corners or houseposts of the traditional community house, the four major compass points; the four corners of the world. Barry Herem is a Seattle artist who has worked in the Northwest Coast Indian style for many years. Barry's work is symbolic, animistic, and organic, and has been shown in nearly every major American city and many foreign ones. Barry's taut and harmonious work owes much to the essential forms of Northwest Coast native art, which he has renewed and extended in what he calls equal parts of invention and assimilation.He has created artworks in wood, steel, bronze, fabric, aluminum plate, glass and serigraphic print form. He has created several large sculptures, including two 30-foot aluminum plate whale sculptures for the Portland, Oregon International Airport and a large acrylic sculpture for the Seattle-Tacoma (Sea-Tac) airport. He has created more than 40 limited-edition serigraphs, plus 5" x 7" art cards based on them. Items are in good condition overall with wear and no visible damage to serigraph but frame does have some wear. Please review all the photos as part of description. Overall Dimensions: 25.5"H x 25.5"W x 1.8"D including frame Serigraph only 21"W x 21H. Weights approximately 15LBS or more. The item "Bella Coola Tlingit Tsimshian Haida Barry Herem Limited Edition Serigraph 1978" is in sale since Tuesday, May 8, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American".
The seller is "clamdigger24" and is located in Bothell, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.