October 20, 2014:
With the icon commissions completed, I am back to the totem paintings. Today was a big day, the first of many as I push through the next 3 months for the upcoming exhibitions.
Before I can finish the Eagle Totem painting, I needed to get the next canvas plotted out, choosing the subject and determining the size. The totem that came to the forefront was the Haida House-Front Totem at the MOA-UBC.
This totem once stood before a dwelling named 'Plenty of Ilimen-Hides in this House.' It belonged to a clan named 'Those Born at Qadasgo Creek'. It was cut into sections for transportation. All 3 are included in this next painting, seen one behind the other as placed in the museum. I've chosen a exhibition canvas of 30" x 40", painted the base undertone, plotted out the grid, and inked in the design. With this canvas ready to go, I can return to the Eagle Totem.
Andre Prevost, began his work in theatre in the late 70s after completing his studies at the Banff School of Fine Arts, and in his iconography in 1980, and having a large body of work in each. He has since been based in Western Canada; North Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and now back on the West Coast.