By Alex Dawkins
Posted in News, on February 25, 2016
Erich was born in Campbell River in 1972, but his roots stem from Knight’s Inlet. Erich now resides in Port Alberni, BC. He began carving Northwest Coast Native art in 1990. Erich carves mainly in wood, preferring yellow cedar. He carves rattles, masks, bowls, small totem poles, panels, and talking sticks. In 2006, he also began engraving silver and gold rings, pendants, and bracelets with the help and guidance of Nuu-chah-nulth artist, and friend, Gordon Dick. We recently received three intricately carved sculptures from Erich.
The first is a miniature Raven pole that measures 14” x 6 ¼” x 5”. Displaying flawless undercuts and elegant lines, this sculpture is available for $1,800.00 CAD.
The second is a charming Hummingbird rattle that rests in a knife-finished yellow cedar stand, also made by Erich. This winsome rattle measures 8 ½” x 12 ¾” x 4 ½” and is available for $1,600.00 CAD.
The third sculpture is a tall and contemporary Raven rattle that rests on a black base, also made by Erich. Made light and modern looking due to the many negative spaces Erich has created in the piece, this rattle stands 15 1/2" x 5" x 4 1/2" including the base and is available for $2,400.00 CAD.