Kodiak - Haida Native American
New original ink drawing, "Kodiak". Haida bear, grizzly. Print available on Etsy. www.etsy.com/shop/MerleesMoods
This is the fourth piece done in the Haida / Tlingit style. Because I was born on Vancouver Island in Canada, and grew up in the Yukon Territory, this style has a very special place in my heart. Growing up, bears were a regular part of life, and we saw them on a regular basis. in fact, watching them at the dump was a common entertainment! When we were sick as kids, we were installed on a fold out couch with a bear hide covering us. The grizzly bear is a powerful symbol, and a powerful animal. The Kodiak bear, specific to the Kodiak Island area of Alaska, is the most massive of these bears.