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Mythic Beings

Spirit Art of the Northwest Coast

by Gary Wyatt

Mythic Beings brings together 80 outstanding works by 20 contemporary artists that powerfully interpret Northwest Coast myths and legends. These works include totem poles, argillite sculptures, jewelry in silver and gold, carved and painted boxes, painted drums, and masks. They depict beings of the forest, sea, sky, and spirit worlds: Raven, Thunderbird, Salmon Bringer, Volcano Woman, and many more.

Accompanying each work are a retelling of the myth associated with it and comments from the artist on the myth's meaning, as well as stories related to the creation of the work.

Gary Wyatt's introduction discusses the evolution of contemporary Northwest Coast art, touching on major international commissions and exhibitions, and landmark pieces. It also discusses the relevance of myth and legend in contemporary Native society, and the changes and interpretations that have been introduced over the past three decades.

160 pp ~ illustrated 1999

 

 

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8029-597-798 softcover $28.95 $26.05 $2.90 Buy
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ISBN: 0295977981
CATEGORY: Art & Art Instruction
UNIV OF WASHINGTON PR
July 1999
 
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