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Eagle Hawkman

Aubrey LaFortune

About The Eagle Hawkman

"Man from Sea"

"Otter with Clam Man with Clam"

Eagle's wings are detachable, as are sea urchin's spines.

Graceful and arresting, this totem is an especially fine example of Mr. LaFortune's carving.

The influence of Bill Reid is apparent, when examining a side view of this totem, as seen in the last photo.

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Gallery Price $3,500.00

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"Man from Sea"

"Otter with Clam Man with Clam"

Eagle's wings are detachable, as are sea urchin's spines.

Graceful and arresting, this totem is an especially fine example of Mr. LaFortune's carving.

The influence of Bill Reid is apparent, when examining a side view of this totem, as seen in the last photo.

About the Artist

(Born 1966, Coast Salish) Originally from Victoria, British Columbia, Aubrey LaFortune is a member of the Owl Clan of the Tsawout First Nation.

The youngest of six brothers, the family also includes eight sisters.  His older brothers Doug and Frances exposed him to his cultural background as well as traditional carving techniques.  Preferring to work in red cedar and alder wood, Aubrey fashions rattles, masks, totems, bowls and sculptures.  

LaFortune's carvings are illustrated in Northwest Carving Traditions by Karen & Ralph Norris.
Medium Hand-carved yellow cedar and inset abalone shell
Size 37 1/2" height X 4" width (without wings) X 5" depth. Width with wings is 26"
Signed "Aubrey LaFortune" is written underneath
Date of creation Circa 1995
Condition Excellent
Provenance ShW