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Height: 28 cm | Length: 38 cm.
Wasco is a mythological being from the undersea world with the head and tail of a Wolf and the dorsal fin and blowhole of a Killer Whale. Wasco hunts Killer Whale to feed his family and is a spirit guide among Haida fishers. He has the ability to move both in water and on land.
A self-taught Haida artist born in Prince Rupert, BC, in 1961, Eric is a member of the Masset Band from the Haida Gwaii Nation. His crest is the Eagle and his family clan is the Frog. While Eric has always been exposed to Haida art, he only started creating prints and paintings on a regular basis in 2002. Eric cites Bill Reid and Robert Davidson as his primary influences, and most of his pieces reflect classic Haida design. Eric's goal as an artist is to "continue to be a small part of the revival and continuity of our peoples' traditions." Eric's work includes a 7-feet Eagle's painting on fibreglass for the Eagles in the City Project for BC Lions Children's charity. He also has two limited edition prints currently displayed in the US Embassy: Ethan & Isaiah (twin salmons in honour of his twin nephews) and Eagle (shown in the photo above).