Donald Varnell and I created this piece over the course of a couple years.
It’s called ‘Knight in the Woods’ and measures 9 ft. x 10 ft. . It’s carved and painted red cedar panels.
It’s a genuine blend of our two distinct artistic styles, and cultures.
Donald ( Donny to me! ) is of Haida descent and I’m an Irish/German European mongrel.
Is it a sculpture? A painting? Northwest coast traditional? Modern art? What’s the story all about?
The piece was funded by the one percent for art program here in Alaska and is hanging at our local middle school, Schoenbar.
Their mascot is the ‘knight’ and this is our interpretation. 2009.