“The British Columbian provincial bird belongs to the same Corvidae family as ravens, crows, rooks and is often mistaken for a Blue Jay. With its boldly coloured plumage, crest and beautiful lines, it was an enjoyable subject to explore.”
Steller’s Jay, a lively vocal bird resides in the Pacific Northwest and is the provincial bird of British Columbia. The jay tends to replace the raven as the trickster in the Salish cultures upon crossing the border from Canada and heading south into the state of Washington, USA.
Te Rarawa, Ngāti Paoa, Te Ātiawa
Rex Homan was born 1940 in Thames, New Zealand of Māori, Irish and Scottish ancestry. He lived in Auckland in his early years before moving to the Bay of Plenty. Rex has earned international recognition as a wood sculptor in the 1960s and 1970s and began working in bronze in the 1980s. His current work is influenced by the culture of the Pacific and displays uniqueness in its diversity of form and dramatic flow of lines. Rex has exhibited in solo, group and jury shows. He has won several national awards for “National Wood Skills” and is represented in corporate and private collections worldwide.
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