Barry Herem has drawn inspiration from the traditional arts of the Northwest Coast for more than 20 years in his stylization of animal and mythic forms. His work, both public and private, has been created not only in prints but also bronze, wooden sculptures, jewelry fabric and metals. Salmon Song is a beautiful homage to the wild salmon familiar to the West Coast of the US.
A shaman sings a song for the annual return of the salmon. The musical notations are the beginning of an actual shaman’s chant as recorded in the literature on the Tlingit peoples of Yakutat , Alaska . The shaman himself and /or the boy associated with many salmon stories from the Northwest Coast, lies just above the lateral fin.
Measures 10″ x 15″ on 14 mesh mono deluxe needlepoint canvas. If you prefer a different mesh size, please indicate your preference in the Notes section at Checkout. We are happy to select appropriate wool, silk or perle cotton threads to help complete.
Please contact us if you would like us to add the fibers of your choice.