Cultural Mosaic Show
“Legend of the Crawling Wolves” Chair
‘Eagle” Chair Armrests
Chair sides & Lower Front Facia
“Eagle” Figure Surrounding Chair
“Raven's Tail” Woven Chair Cushion
Adopted Tlingit Kaagwaantann Klukwon
Chilkat Woven Backrest panel
Project Coordinator – Chair Front Tlingit
Tlingit Eagle Feast Dish (1977)
Northern Northwest Coast Formline
Artist: Duane Pasco (1932-2004)
"Duane Pasco was born in Seattle and moved to Alaska in childhood. Although non First nations himself, Duane was fascinated by Tahltan and Tlingit culture and began absorbing all he could of their cultures. Returning to Seattle in 1949, Duane continued his studies, particularly of the Northwest Coast cultures. His career as a carver and lecturer began in 1959 and continued with passionate dedication throughout his life. Pasco taught carving and lectured on various topics surrounding Northwest Coast culture for decades and many talented younger artists acknowledge his influence and instruction.
Duane Pasco is internationally recognized as a very gifted artist and carver. His work is represented in many important public and private collections worldwide including the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, Washington, the Museum of Civilization, Gatineau, Quebec, and the University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C. through the donation of Dr. Michael Collard Williams.
This feast dish is a superb example of a bulge bowl. It has been kerfed and bent in the traditional manner. The iconography is that of Eagle transforming into Human, an important and recurring concept in Northwest Coast art. The materials are Yellow Cedar,Red Cedar, Spruce Root, paint, and operculum." – (Information from show label)
English Oak c. 1600