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Bentwood Chest depicting a Bear by Jerett Humpherville, Tsimshian

Bentwood Chest depicting a Bear by Jerett Humpherville, Tsimshian

Regular price $10,500.00 Sale

Northern Style Bentwood Chest depicting a Bear, 2000
by Jerrett Humpherville, Tsimshian First Nation
red cedar, operculum shell inlay, pigment on custom made wood stand
24" high x 26.5" wide x 18.5" deep

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Jerrett Humpherville was born and raised in Haida Gwaii, on the north west coast of British Columbia. Jerrett has inherited his artistic talents through several generations of his father's family. His uncle, master carver Ken Humpherville (1947-2014) and his brother Jeremy are accomplished carvers.

From a young age Jerrett developed a great appreciation for his native surroundings. The diverse wildlife of the Queen Charlotte Islands is apparent in his art. Since his teenage years, he has worked with red and yellow cedar and alder wood. He has created stunning pieces including bentwood chests and boxes, panels, bowls, paddles, and various sculpture. 

Jerrett grew up in a community rich in talent and culture. The many forms and techniques used in Northwest Coast Native art provide a basis for limitless combinations to design. With respect for these design elements, Jerrett strives to add his own distinct style to the art through his original creations.

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