Heiltsuk First Nation 'Heron with Orca, Raven & Salmon' Cedar Carving
Charles George. ''Heron with Orca, Raven & Salmon'' Carving
NOS Beautiful, original and signed Heron, Orca & Raven measure
28 1/4 inch long by 4 1/2 inch wide by 1 inch deep, the Salmon base is 12 inch x 5 1/2 inch x 1 inch. The heron is carved and painted on both sides with beautiful copper and earthy colors with Charlie's depiction in the style of the West Coast Heiltsuk first nation.
This beautiful carving makes for a great showpiece.
This beautiful wood carving is signed by Charlie.
Charles “Charlie” George is originally from Bella Bella, in British Columbia’s Central Coast region. He’s a Heiltsuk First Nations wood carver, and has been honing his craft for more than 50 years. His hands are worn but steady. They guide a sharp knife across a plank of pale northern white-cedar as he sits in bright afternoon light. Charlie’s wearing his working clothes today. Fragrant curls of wood fall near his feet.
Charlie lives at Nuutsumuut with his wife and 3 sons. They are among the building’s first tenants, a community that also includes youth transitioning to independent living, young families and elders.