Join the Pack

Communication by Lon French

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Artist Statement

"I made this design for my cousin because he wanted a design to give to his nephew. The design had to have a Raven to represent our clan (Haidas are 2 clans, Eagles and Ravens), a Wolf to represent his nephew's spirit animal and a Butterfly because he loves them. The Raven who symbolizes change in life, creativity, and humor is having a meeting with the Wolf who symbolizes perseverance, intuition and success. The Butterfly who symbolizes metamorphosis, balance and grace is sharing with them what she knows." - Lon French

I?m a Haida graphic artist that has been doing Haida art since the end of 2012. At that time, I decided I needed to change the direction of my life. This is when I started learning about my family from Haida Gwaii. I researched Haida art and learned the basic forms. Then I started playing with designs and developed my own style. That style has evolved and continues to evolve the more I do. I have tried to stay traditional and have on the most part but feel that to grow as an artist I must be open to change. As I continue on my new path I?ll try new things and learn more about tradition also and that will reflect in my work. Mostly, I?m self taught but I was also initially taught for a short time by George Hunt Jr. At S J Willis Secondary back in the early ?80s. I hope you enjoy my designs and follow my journey of discovery in the world of Haida art.

About Join the Pack

Join the Pack, a collection of designs celebrating the wolf by portraying its wildness, mystery and general bad-assness. We hope to combat fear and misunderstanding of wolves by celebrating the species and building a greater appreciation for the iconic creatures. Proceeds support Earthjustice, using the power of law to defend our right to a healthy environment.

About our Prints

Each poster is hand-printed and handled, to make sure that only the highest quality is offered and sent out. The matte paper and high quality of inks make for a vibrant image which looks great both framed, and au-naturel. Printed in Los Angeles, CA, on Epson Enhanced Matte Paper, heavyweight stock, high color gamut, using Epson UltraChrome HDR ink-jet technology. Framed posters offer the same, museum-quality printed poster, but wrapped in a protective black frame. The frame is lightweight and includes a shatter-resistant acrylite front protector, so it won't break in the mail. International orders may be subject to customs duties & taxes.