“Charlie James, son of a non-Native father and a Kwakwaka’wakw mother, was a prolific carver who made full-size and model totem poles, food bowls, and masks. One of his most popular types of totem pole (which remains popular today), was a two-figure version featuring an anthropomorphic being at the bottom and a thunderbird with outstretched wings at the top. Charlie James’s wife, Sara Nina, had several children from a previous marriage, one of whom would become another great Kwakawaka’wakw artist, Mungo Martin.”
Excerpt from Art of the Northwest Coast by Aldona Jonaitis
Spirit Wrestler Gallery
101-1669 West 3rd Ave.
Canada V6J 1K1
Toll Free: 1-888-669-8813
one block West of the Granville Island gates
Between Pine St. and Fir St.
Tuesday to Saturday, open 10-5
Sunday and Holidays, open 12-5
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