Thunderbird / Wolf Shaman Comb

Alder, Paua Shell, Pigment

This comb was inspired by a comb from the 19th century that was a part of the Dundas collection of Tsimshian art work depicted in the excellent book,Tsimshian Treasures: the Remarkable Journey of the Dundas Collection.

While creation is the joy for every artist, there is something mystical about following a predecessor’s creative path from time to time. In many ways, it is like having a silent teacher. The back side of the this comb is my own design honouring wolf.

-Robert Barratt