The oval and circular tiers form the base to the slowly rotating basic shapes of Northwest Coast art: ovoid, U-shape, and S-shape. They are like the structure and theory that form the foundation for dance. These are given life through the animals as you step through the movement: the strong powerful killer whale embodied in water, to the land-based twin bears, moving up to the sky which is the domain of the ravens. The simplicity of the composition, the shapes and the animals are meant to reflect the cumulative teachings of dance.

Balance of Motion

Date: 2003

Client: Emily Carr University

Dimensions: 8" x 5" x 18"

Materials: Cherry and Baltic birch