INUIT PROVIDER by David Hodgetts

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Artist's Name: David Hodgetts

Paddle Title: “Inuit Provider”

Meaning of Paddle Design: This image depicts a traditional Inuit hunter. The people of Bathurst Inlet depend on their environment for sustenance. They live in harmony with the land that provides for them.

David has provided a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

Funding Project: Net proceeds from the sale of David's paddle will be directed towards the support of the Wet'suwet'en, who are defending their unceded territory in British Columbia from the Coastal Gas Link (CGL) pipeline.

Paddle Wood: Maple

Paddle Style: River...a unique style and a one of a kind paddle personally made by Dave Hodgetts after travelling by canoe down the Burnside and Hood Rivers that flow into the Arctic Ocean near Bathurst Inlet.

Paddle Grip: Tailored Standard – 3” / 7.5 cm

Paddle Length: 60" / 152.5 cm.

Paddle Condition: New

Paddle Accessory: The paddle includes a canoe shaped vertical wall mount paddle holder.

Photograph Location: Near the shore of Georgian Bay in Thornbury, Ontario.

Short Artist Biography: Dave's boyhood summers were spent at Camp Hurontario on Georgian Bay. The camp was founded by his father so he began painting at an early age under the guidance of the camp’s art teachers. Here he watched and learned from some of Canada’s greatest artists who visited the camp to paint the Bay. A.Y. Jackson, John Rennie, Hilton Hassel, David Blackwood, John Hartman and Ted Bartram are among those who have influenced his work. Several local artists, Bill Franks, John Anderson and Chuck Whitter have taught him valuable lessons in composition, tone and colour. He enjoys being in the out of doors and experiencing wild places where he can canoe, fly fish and paint. Killarney, Algonquin Park, Georgian Bay, the Niagara Escarpment and Canada’s far north feed these passions.