Ben Houstie Prints

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  Native Art Prints recently added two new prints by Heiltsuk artist, Ben Houstie. They both depict Frog in the same design but are available in two colours: red and green. This print is available for only $35.00 CAD each.   The frog as spirit animal or totem reminds us of the transient nature of our lives. As symbol of transition and transformation, this spirit animal supports us in times of change. Strongly associated with the water element, it connects us with the world of emotions, as well as the process of cleansing, whether it’s physical, emotional, or more spiritual....

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'Thanks?' by Clinton Work

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'Raven Bringing Light to the World' is a familiar creation myth in many Native cultures and its story is often recaptured in different interpretations. Kwakwaka'wakw artist Clinton Work has chosen to see the story in both a positive and negative light in his first limited edition print titled Thanks?. The fractured image depicts the exact moment that Raven brought light to the world, showing the momentary transition from darkness to light. The formline switches from positive to negative, contrasting this change. This piece shows how this transformation was a balance of positive and negative effects, stimulating thought about light and...

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Dean Heron Prints

Dean Heron prints Native canoe print native wooden canoe

  Native Art Prints has recently added two complimentary canoe prints by Kaska/Tlingit artist Dean Heron. Each print is priced at $60.00 CAD and both measure 6" x 22 1/2". One is titled Thunderbird Journey (rust and black) and the other is titled Journey Home (light blue and black). Canoes in Northwest Coast Native American art symbolize travel and change, as suggested through the titles of Dean's prints.     Dean learned to paint from his artistic family. Both his birth and step fathers are painters and artists, as well as his sister. He is a member of the wolf...

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Glen Rabena Haida Bird Prints

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In 1978, Northwest Coast artist Glen Rabena completed a series of illustrations for Susan Marsden's book The Birds of Ksan. He created so many drawings in the Northwest Coast Native style that he decided to transfer these drawings to print format. From 1978 to 1990, Glen produced more than two dozen bird-themed limited edition prints, based on flora and fauna from British Columbia.      Glen began carving in Northwest Coast style in 1970. He moved to Quesnel and studied at the Gitanmaax School at Ksan between 1975-76. In 1978, he completed illustrations for The Birds of Ksan by Susan...

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Printmaking Terms

Here at Native Art Prints, we sell a variety of graphic works. The act of printing consists of transferring ink to any surface by means of mechanical pressure. This is a general definition, but it applies to the silkscreen, giclee, lithograph, and digital prints that we carry. Screenprinting became an established art form within the Northwest Coast Native market in the late 1970s as institutions such as the Gitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Indian Art and Emily Carr University began promoting printmaking courses to the First Nations community. Artists who are now considered to be masters in the field -...

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