"When you look southwest from Tonquin beach in Tofino you see what appears to be one island most people recognize as Wickaninnish. There is actually a narrow passage at high tide that separates Wickaninnish from Echachis Island. I've visited the island with my friend and carver Joe Martin.
One day as I watched the sunset colors over Echachis and listened to a raven talking I was reminded of the Clayoquot people who were whalers in the old days.
Echachis means "rising" in the language of the locals. It was a place of waiting for whales as well as a place to bring the whales to the beach to be divided among the people.
I love this wild west coast place and the many stories of people who live here and who have lived here in the past."
- Roy Henry Vickers This serigraph is #1 from an edition of two (2) printer's proofs. The regular edition consists of 100 signed and numbered prints. Please note, that the artist has used superimposed shadow images in this piece, which add another layer to the design. From a photographic standpoint, this is difficult to capture without sacrificing some of the other details. We would be happy to provide our interested customers with additional photos that show the shadow images more clearly. This limited edition silk screen print titled "Echachis" by Roy Henry Vickers was hand produced by the screen printing process. It is the only limited edition printing of this design. The artist has inspected and signed each copy in the edition. All trial copies of this edition have been destroyed and the printing stencils obliterated.