Roy Henry Vickers

Digging Clams

$1,550.00
  • Digging Clams

Roy Henry Vickers

Digging Clams

$1,550.00

Digging Clams is a limited edition print or serigraph from 1984, with an edition size of only 50, by Roy Henry Vickers, Tsimshian First Nations Artist from the Pacific Northwest Coast.

The following is quoted from Roy Henry Vickers about this print: "Memories of clam digging go back to my early childhood. The earliest I remember earning a wage was at about seven years of age. Every winter the buyers from Prince Rupert would bring a barge out to the village of Kitkatla. Everyone went to the beach at low tide to dig clams, and sell them to the buyers. The weather was cold and wet, and sometimes snowy, so it was to your advantage to work hard and keep warm. 

DIGGING CLAMS, the painting, was inspired by all of these thoughts. The painting, however, depicts clam diggers using digging sticks and not the twentieth-century forks of today. The canoe of old has been replaced by the speed boat with its outboard motor. However, each winter there are still hardy individuals who brave the elements to bring home the clams."

This serigraph is from 1984 and is signed, numbered (47/50) and titled in original by the artist. The image size is 29 1/4 inches or close to 75 centimeters wide and 10 3/4 inches or 28 centimeters high. 

The print is framed and matted, is in good condition and has no visual imperfections. You might see some reflections in the glass. Personal viewing is recommended. We do not ship framed prints, since the danger of the glass damaging the print is too great. We will however ship the print without frame and matting.

The price includes shipping without the frame.

* Colours of artwork may not be exactly as seen on screen.