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Journey of Hope (Printer's Proof/Red)

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  • Edition Size:
  • 200 signed and numbered, 20 artist's proofs, 2 printer's proofs
  • Paper Size:
  • 76 x 76 cm; 30 x 30 inches
  • Publication Year:
  • 2011

Joe Wilson's limited edition print, Journey of Hope, shows the male and female Killer Whale in perfect harmony and balance with each other. They are represented in the form of a traditional Coast Salish spindle whorl, one of the most frequent motifs in Coast Salish art .

The design is also reminiscent of the Chinese philosophical concept of yin and yang. The nature of yin-yang lies in the interplay of opposite forces, which rely on each other to exist.

In Northwest coast First Nations cultures, Killer Whales are often called Guardians of the Sea. They are associated with protection, compassion, community and strong family bonds.

Please also read the FAQ section on Orca - Native Art Symbols and Meanings.

This serigraph is from an edition of two (2) printer's proofs. The regular edition consists of 200 signed and numbered prints.

This limited edition silk screen print titled "Journey Of Hope (Printer's Proof/Red)" by Joe Wilson 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.