Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Eagle Paddle (2005)

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  • Medium: serigraph
  • Size: 9 × 21 inches
  • Edition: 125
  • Reference Code: MP2005-01

“Cultural values should never supercede another life. In February of 2005 over 20 eagles were found dismembered and body parts were mising. While one person holds the eagles in high respect, another steals its parts for personal power or for the market place. Whatever beliefs you or I may adhere to we should never take another life. We live in a time in which our understanding of things should dictate much better results. Animals shouldn’t suffer our beliefs. Have we no memory of what is was to be slaves of a dominating belief system?”

Mark Preston

Mark Preston

Tlingit

(1960- )

Mark Preston (Tenna-Tsa-Teh) was born in Dawson City, Yukon. He is of Tlingit and Irish ancestry presently living in Vancouver, British Columbia.