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T’s’ak (Clam) Bowl/Mask, 2022 (ode to the dying shellfish due to warming coastal waters) by Veronica Rose Waechter
alder and acrylic paints (white and green undercoat, light violet streaky wash, dark violet and black paint on face) and light Danish oil coat.
9.5" x 7" x 3"

*Imperfection in bowl, carved through a small hole, would not affect usage

This aysmetrical shell bowl features  a grooved interior, a small carved face, and a rustic shell finish. The grooves of the bowl can help to keep items(such as jewelry) in seperate places in the bowl if for use, or it can be put up against the face as an inward facing mask for a different, mindful type of use.

This piece of wood was collected carefully by a small team of indigenous artists in Tsimshian territory, roughed and shaped out asymetrically, dreamed of enthusiastically, shaved down, thinned and dried methodically, and finished in a thoughtful, but imperfect way. 

In 2021, the coast of so-called British Columbia experienced several events of extreme heat that has not been wittnessed for many, many generations. These current affects stem from the warming of the globe due to colonial and industrial impacts. As a result, many communities of people, animals, and biodiversity was severely affected. Billions of shellfish have died abruptly which inturn causes a larger distruption of the ecosystems. This project was a way for me to reflect and pay tribute to this great loss.

T's'ak (Clam) Bowl/Mask by Veronica Waechter

  • *Free shipping within Canada only at this time (email to inquire for international)
    *One of a kind, unique and imperfect, intirely handmade items
    *Local delievery available (Terrace, north west BC area)

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