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Spindle-Whirl Design (1978)


  • Medium: serigraph
  • Size: 15 × 14 inches
  • Edition: 75
  • Reference Code: JD1978-01


The surface/form relationship of the spindle-whirl design reflects the artist’s view of man’s position in nature. The spindle-whirl is one of the tools man’s ingenuity has fashioned. But man is part of the natural cycle too. He inhabits the middle zone of earth. The eagle and whale inhabit the other two parts of the universe, the upper world and the lower world. Man is part of this natural world, but he is also distinct.

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Joe David


(1946- )

Joe David was born in 1946 at Opitsaht, a Clayoquot village on Meares Island, on the western shore of Vancouver Island. The family resettled to Seattle, Washington, in 1958—and they moved frequently during his teen years. His father, Hyacinth David, was a respected chief and elder of the Clayoquot nation, and even though he had removed his family from Nuu-chah-nulth territory, he remained connected to the village and practiced the traditional values and ceremonies.

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