Young Man III Framed Print
This print by Haida artist, April White, is a part of the Herring People series. It depicts a young man in blue and orange, inside the belly of a Northwest Coast salmon, illustrated in silverish white. The use of April's smooth form lines articulates minimalism and colour coordination with her use of clear, compositional balance.
When balance prevails, Herring People gather to dance in their great longhouse in such great numbers and with such vigour that the atmosphere overhead reverberates with their excitement. Now, Human Beings see Herring solely as a resource, blinded, not seeing their true value, only seeing monetary gain at the expense of the whole.
April White was born on Haida Gwaii, of the Yahgu’jaanaas Raven Clan. Through her father, she is a direct descendant of the renowned Stastas Eagle Chief and Haida Artist, Charles Edenshaw. April has dozens of relatives living in these islands, all practicing indigenous art. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in geology from the University of British Columbia and has worked as a geologist in remote areas of the Canadian West, an experience that has been of assistance in developing the visual faculty essential to creating her works of art. It wasn’t until the mid-eighties that April decided to completely devote herself to her painting. Entirely self-taught, April’s natural inclination stems from her Haida heritage, where being an artist is an honoured profession.
- Limited edition print of 55
- Serigraph on Paper
- Frame sizes 31” x 17.5”
- Print sizes 22” x 8”
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