Under my skin

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I never really realized it, but I’m fairly curious about Inuit and First Nations spiritual and tribal symbols. I remember coming across a Haida artwork print of a frog when I was in Tofino one summer. I meant to buy it but never did. Regretted it for the longest time. Then, in Waterloo, Ontario of all places, I came across it again about three years later. I bought it.

Three years after that, and I still have the print. I’ll never lose it:

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Looking for meaning? Aren’t we all:

Frog is often associated with copper and great wealth. Legendary Haida princes are said to have attended feasts wearing necklace chains made of living Frogs. The Haida carved Frog on house pole to prevent them from falling over. They also included them in many other carvings, from feast bowls to totem poles.

EDIT: There, Andy. Now you’ve seen it.

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6 Responses to “Under my skin”

  1. Lisa
    December 31, 2008 at 9:13 pm #

    who is the artist of this little frog, I just love it!

  2. Adam
    January 6, 2009 at 1:58 pm #

    I’ll have to look it up for you, but it’s a dude from the west coast for sure.

  3. Lisa
    January 21, 2009 at 7:51 pm #

    If and when you find out I’ll be contacting me to commission another print in memorial to my Grandmother who passed this Dec. She too is from the West Coast, North West Coast. Thanks a million Adam!

  4. Lisa
    January 21, 2009 at 7:52 pm #

    I’ll be contacting the artist I mean…duh! lol

  5. Lisa
    February 2, 2009 at 9:24 am #

    Thank you so much Adam! I’m going to try and track him down, seeing as he is from the Queen Charotte’s then someone in the family will know him.