Wolves of the Sea by Ed Archie NoiseCat
“Wolves of the sea” is a nickname for Orcas or killer whales in the Salish sea and beyond. This blanket design was originally made and danced at the dedication of “Through the Eyes of Little Crow” (Taoyateduta) 1994, Minnehaha Falls, Minneapolis MN.
Fused or kiln-formed glass is assembled and heated in a kiln where the glasses soften and fuse together. Fusing art glass almost always results in the formation of some air bubbles. And handcrafted sheets may have variations in color between sheets, even with their highly controlled mix. These inconsistencies contribute to the character and beauty of finished glass-work and must not be considered flaws.
Ed Archie Noisecat's work is inspired by the stories that comprise his life—the people, tricksters, tragedies and triumphs of the Indigenous experience. He works in many media, including wood, bronze, silver, gold, glass, print and more. His work is intimate, intricate and vivid, and he takes immense pride in his craft.