British Columbia, Dogwood flowers and Spirit Bear Print, Lino Block Print Maps of Canadian Provinces & Territories with Symbols, BC bear

British Columbia, Dogwood flowers and Spirit Bear Print, Lino Block Print Maps of Canadian Provinces & Territories with Symbols, BC bear

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Handmade

Materials

ink, paper, Japanese washi

Dimensions

Height: 12.5 Inches; Width: 9.25 Inches

Description

The symbols of British Columbia, its provincial flower, the Pacific dogwood (Cornus nuttalli) and its animal, the Spirit Bear (also known as the Kermode bear, a white morph of the American Black Bear, Ursus americanus kermodei) cover the hand-carved map of BC in this linocut. The block was inked 'à la poupée' (with different colours, green and gold, in different areas) and printed by hand on lovely Japanese kozo (or mulberry) paper. Each print is 23.5 cm by 31.8 cm (9.25" by 12.5"). The print is one of an edition of eight.

The lovely dogwood flowers thrive along the west coast, and can even be found aas far north as Haida Gwaii . The Pacific dogwood has been a symbol of British Columbia since 1956. Once protected it is now considered secure and not at risk of extinction. The same fate is hoped for the newest symbol of the province, the Spirit Bear. This colour morph of the Black Bear is due to recessive alleles common in the population. They are more like human redheads than albinos. National Geographic estimates the spirit bear population at 400-1000 individuals. Because of their ghost-like appearance, "spirit bears" hold a prominent place in the oral stories of the First Nations people of BC. They were named after the Kermode Bear after Francis Kermode, former director of the Royal B.C. Museum, who researched the subspecies.

I've had the great priviledge of having seen much of this country and having travelled from coast to coast. (I am still hoping to visit the third coast). I spent three years living on Vancouver Island. I was never lucky enough to spy a spirit bear in the temperate rainforest of Canada's west coast, but saw many dogwood. BC holds a special place in my heart.

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Misha Teramura Aug 5, 2020

5 out of 5 stars
Amazing experience with this shop: item arrived promptly, beautifully packaged, and the seller was very communicative. Will definitely be shopping here again!

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Douglas Fleury Aug 2, 2020

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snowdropsense Jul 30, 2020

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C Rivers Jul 28, 2020

4 out of 5 stars
I love the idea of the print--but in my version the pink of the jar liquid isn't registered very well with the jar. So I took off a star. I'm still going to frame it and enjoy it. Gotta love an artist into science.
And though I admire the effort of the pack job--the two layers of foam, the pleas not to bend the package, it arrived looking like someone had tried to make a burrito out of it. My best guess is that it traveled as a "package" and a number of boxes landed on top of it a number of times in different bins. The print itself has two large creases. I *should* be able to flatten them out--I'm too nervous to iron a disappearing ink print--but . . . maybe invest in some mailing tubes?
I love the idea of the print--but in my version the pink of the jar liquid isn't registered very well with the jar. So I took off a star. I'm still going to frame it and enjoy it. Gotta love an artist into science.
And though I admire the effort of the pack job--the two layers of foam, the pleas not to bend the package, it arrived looking like someone had tried to make a burrito out of it. My best guess is that it traveled as a "package" and a number of boxes landed on top of it a number of times in different bins. The print itself has two large creases. I *should*...

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