e'ehhwe'p sywth (To Share History)

About this object


Marston is featured in a documentary with Sepik artist Teddy Balangu, called "Killerwhale and Crocodile." The documentary is a visual tale of Marston’s journey to Papua New Guinea. The film tells the story of his meeting and cross-cultural exchange with Teddy Balangu, a carver he meets on the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea. Both carvers are admired artists in their respective home lands. During Marston’s 29-day-journey to Papua New Guinea, the two carvers were able to learn from the unique traditions that influence each artist’s work. Balangu then travelled to Canada with Marston, where he worked as the artist-in-residence at the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia for about five-and-a-half months.

Cultural context

Title means "to share history"

Physical description

Tall, double-sided, three-dimensionally carved vertical panel on stand. Killerwhale and crocodile themes; one side is inspired by coastal Salish themes/imagery, the other side is inspired by Sepik River (Papua New Guinea) themes and imagery. Made of cedar, walnut and rosewood with ebony inlay.