- Going to the Potlatch – This design was created to honor the artist’s mother Talyei. She was the matriarch of the Tongass Tribe of Ketchikan, Alaska and is represented as the Eagle figure in the canoe, paddling to a Potlatch.
- Eagle and Bear Canoe – The Eagle is one of the most important beings in art and mythology. It is respected for its intelligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision, in both the literal and figurative senses. A most prestigious animal crest, the Bear is one of the most prevalent figures in totemic art as well as myths. It is a symbol of power and strength among the Native people of the Northwest Coast. This design represents and honors the Teikweidee (Bear) Clan in Southeast Alaska to whom the artist is a member.
- Frog – A creature of great importance in Northwest Coast art and culture. Because it lives in two worlds, water and land, the frog is revered for its adaptability, knowledge and power to inhabit diverse realms, both natural and supernatural.
- Orcas – The symbol of mysticism, these majestic creatures are associated with strength, dignity, prosperity, and longevity. Killer Whales are thought to be the reincarnations of great chiefs. The Killer Whale is sometimes called Wolf of the Sea.
Israel Shotridge (Alaskan Tlingit) is a master artist and carver, born and raised in Ketchikan, Alaska. He is a member of the Bear (Teikweidee) Clan of the Tongass (Taantakwan) Tribe. Shotridge creates monumental totem poles, house screens, carved panels, canoes, ceremonial objects and engraved silver and gold jewelry.
Note cards are 5″ x 7″, sold individually.