Spirit Wrestler Gallery (Vancouver, Canada)

Black Magic Amulet

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  • Medium: glass (blown and etched)
  • Size: 11.5 × 23.5 × 3.25 inches (excl. stand)
  • Reference Code: X41201

Black Magic Amulet pays homage to the story of NatsilAne, who acquired the Killerwhale crest for the DAqL!awe’di, the Tlinglit. Because NatsilAne was constantly quarrelling with his wife, his brothers-in-law decided to take him to an isolated island and leave him there. While marooned on the island, NatsilAne passed the time by creating carvings of killer whales from yellow cedar.

Preston Singletary

Preston Singletary

Tlingit

(1963- )

Preston was born in San Francisco, California, in 1963. In 1984, he began his studies at the prestigious Pilchuck Glass school in Stanwood, Washington. Today, he remains connected to the school as both a sessional instructor and a board member, while pursing his own very successful career as an artist. Pilchuck has always fostered a milieu open to new ideas that has drawn many of the most promising students, as well as established working glass-artists, to the Pacific Northwest Coast.