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Lot #71

Artist John Marston
Title The Creator
Media painted yellow cedar carving
Size 30 x 30 x 7 in. / 76.2 x 76.2 x 17.8 cm.

Place Absentee Bid

Notes
signed and inscribed 'TSO' verso; bears title in catalogue The Sky Opened: Salish Origins; catalogue included with lot

Reference
'The sun, often referred to as the creator, made the earth while still up in the sky but did not finish creating all the things within. To finish his work the creator came down to our land and transformed. Here on earth he walked as a man, transforming things and finishing his work. Our people knew him as Heels'; pg. 11 of The Sky Opened: Salish Origins, published by Inuit Gallery of Vancouver, 2013; also illustrated on cover and page 10-11)

Provenance
private collection, Calgary

Hammer $9,000 Estimate $9,000/$12,000

Biographical Information
John Marston ~ [b. 1978] Canadian
Stz'uminus First Nation's artist John Marston [Qap'u'luq] received the B.C. Creative Achievement Award for Aboriginal Art in 2009. 'ehhwe'p syuth [To Share History] is placed at the entrance of the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver and he has artwork at the Vancouver International Airport and the Vancouver Convention Centre. On September 14, 2016, BC Ferries revealed the Salish Eagle vessle adorned with the artwork of John Marston; see the aritst's website for more information johnmarston.ca

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