Thursday, December 07, 2006

Northwest Coastal Artwork of Canadian Beaver

One of the animal symbols of Canada has always been the beaver as depicted on the five cent nickel coin. Lately, two computer generated beavers have been the stars of Bell Sympatico's advertising campaigns including a series of TV commercials. Although we don't come across them that often, the Canadian aboriginal artists do feature the beaver as a subject in their Northwest Coastal artwork from time to time. Free Spirit Gallery currently has such an example in stock with a beaver carving by Northwest Coastal artist and master carver, Cody Mathias. To see more photos and details of this piece, see Northwest Coastal Artwork Carvings and go to the Other Carvings category near the bottom. Also, clicking on the image below will take you directly to the beaver carving.

northwest coastal artwork

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