Northwest Pacific coast Haida Kitty Drink Coasters
Your drinks desever these sandstone drink coasters with a cute Haida Kitty from British Columbia, Canada. The background colour is sea green.
TAKE NOTE. You can adjust the size of the Haida Kitty image to what you like. You can also change the background colour with the Zazzle colour tool.
I wanted to make some more fun and cute. And I came up with my rendering of a Haida cat, since cats are so popular on the internet. It's frontal face view, which for me is always hard to get it right with the flow of the formline. Although I'm happy with the result, no doubt that I'll tweak it in the future.
Due to my family in British Columbia, for instance Vancouver BC, Haida Formline art has been part of my life. The Pacific Northwest coast is a beautiful place where I spent some happy holidays and a couple of years ago I decided to learn some of its native art.
Formline is an indigenous art made by the First Nation people of Northwest coast of North America. The term formline is invented by Bill Holm. We use the word since 1965, but the art is many hundreds of years old.
The idea is to create a flowing continuous line with increasing and decreasing thickness. We get negative spaces with a dominant black outline. The negative spaces are filled with formline type ornaments or elements. The main forms are ovoids, U forms and S forms. With these forms the artist composes a complete formline.