Raven Fin Killer Whale Glass Mug designed by Darrel Amos Haida Nation
DARREL AMOS is a member of the Haida First Nation. This is a source of great pride for him. He spends most of his time in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, sometimes in a stable housing situation and sometimes moving from place to place. He has been an artist since childhood and has been very much influenced by elder artists he has known along his varied life. He keeps in close contact with his family in Haida Gwaii and often returns when there are family crises, or special events to celebrate. He specializes in dramatic depictions of Haida crests and symbols -- clans, mythical creatures, and traditional stories. He uses acrylics and varies the colours of the background paper or canvas.