"Shark and Man" by internationally acclaimed artist Tim Paul is a very rare and desirable early print. It has been sold out since shortly after the release of an edition of 82 in 1977. Paul is a member of the Hesquiaht band of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth group on western Vancouver Island. His leading, innovative work as a master carver, teacher, painter, and printmaker in his community has earned him worldwide recognition.
Here, the Nuu-Chah-Nulth forms and iconography highlight the principle of transformation of beings between the four realms of the sky, forest, sea, and supernatural. The transformation of man into shark depicted in this print is also present in an associated dance and song cycle of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth people.
This custom-framed serigraph print is 6 of an edition of 82, signed by the artist in the lower right corner. It measures 17.5" x 23" unframed.
Donated by Dr. George Cooke & Dr. Barbara Efrat.