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Visions of the North

Opening Friday, November 25, 2016

     We invite you to open your hearts to a glimpse of the Far North as we celebrate the Holiday Season and the coming of winter. The kickoff to our holiday season is our Thanksgiving Show highlighting the jewelry of Alaskan native artist Dawn Wallace.  Dawn’s newest creations honor Mothers and Babies of the Arctic. 
     We'll also be unveiling new carvings and sculptures in stone, bone and walrus tusk from the Bering Strait in the West to Canada's Nunavut Territory in the East. Experience the amazing talents of Ojibwe basketmakers from Lake Huron and Acho Dene people in the Northwest Territories who combine the beauty of birch bark with porcupine quills to create unique vessels of great beauty.
      The indigenous people of our colder regions know how to exist closely with their natural surroundings; use this holiday season to share and celebrate Northern cultures through the artistic expressions of their people.

       Grant and Betsy Turner

 


            Wood carver Hib Sabin is inspired by his interest in shamanism and the search for a spiritual connection between man and nature. An artist for his whole professional career, Hib has progressed through many different forms of expression, arriving at a form that is very much his own. His painted wood carvings, and the bronzes derived from them, are not only distinct and original, they inspire a conversation between the artist and the collector. The selection of Hib Sabin's art for the show "With Spirit" is intended to demonstrate the artist's range of talent, and his range of influences.

Hib uses juniper wood as a medium for his carvings. He gathers the wood near his rural home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and in many instances he handpicks a piece with a particular sculpture in mind. Hib hand-carves each piece, and painstaking paints them to bring them to life. His carvings range from simple totemic 'fetishes' that are small enough to fit in a hand, to larger display pieces that will be a focal point for a home. The bronze castings of his original carvings have expanded the availability of his work, and the patinas he has chosen have added to his repertoire.

Although Hib says his carvings began as "ritual objects for my own healing", they have become more like a window into the mind of the artist. He is very interested in the symbolism of owls, bears, wolves, and ravens and they appear in many of his works. "I am interested in transformation, the interaction of humans with the spirit of nature." Hib said. "My art has always been interested in mythology and spirit. When I say "spirit" ... I mean the spirit of nature. I'm basically looking, from either an aesthetic point of view or a ritual point of view, for these objects to reach into the heart of nature."

Hib Sabin was the subject of an extensive article in the July, 2004 issue of Southwest Art Magazine. In the article, Hib expands on his view of the shamanic world. "Shamanism has to do with healing and divination, with working in parallel worlds - the upper and lower worlds - and with the energy and the journeying between the two," he explains. "In shamanism, everything is felt to be animated, to have soul energy. A TV, a rock, everything has a life force. What I try to do is imbue these critters - these power animals, these animal spirits, which are like an alter ego - with this spiritual energy. All I've done is taken these shamanic elements, from the Oglala to the Siberian to the Huichol, and reinvented them into my own vocabulary."

 


 

 

 Title: Flying Owl Dream Stick
Artist: Hib Sabin
Community: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Description: The Dream Stick can be lifted off the custom display stand...
Size: 17" long, 9 1/2" wide, 12.5" tall (on stand)
Materials: Juniper; Acrylic Paint; Steel Stand
Price: $3,900.00  To purchase this piece, please contact us at sales@longagoandfaraway.com (or by phone at 802-362-3435).

 


 

 

Title: "TWILIGHT"; Bronze, #4 of 50
Artist: Hib Sabin
Community: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Description: His dream begins.
Size: 7" h, 8 1/2" w, 4" d
Materials: Bronze; Acrylic Paint; Steel Stand
Price: $2,200.00 To purchase this piece, please contact us at sales@longagoandfaraway.com (or by phone at 802-362-3435).

 


 

 

Title: Cougar Fetish; Bronze, #3 of 20
Artist: Hib Sabin
Community: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Description: Somehow calming, this piece inspires reflection.
Size: 9.25"h, 18"w, 5.5"d
Materials: Bronze; Acrylic Paint; Walnut wood base
Price: $3,600.00 To purchase this piece, please contact us at sales@longagoandfaraway.com (or by phone at 802-362-3435).

 


 

 

Title: Barn Owl Mask
Artist: Hib Sabin
Community: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Description:

Circa 1985! This is a vintage piece! This piece is a fully wearable wooden mask. Carved from Juniper and fitted with leather thongs, it can be worn comfortably - as is typical of Hib's masks, the front is visibly the positive image of the animal, and the back is a negative image of the human.

Size: 5" wide; About 12.25" tall on stand (as shown)
Materials: Juniper Wood; Acrylic Paint; leather, Mahogany wood base
Price: SOLD

 


 

Title: Still Of The Night; Bronze, #7 of 20
Artist: Hib Sabin
Community: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Description: Somehow calming, this piece inspires reflection.
Size: 15.5" h, 5.5" w, 6"d
Materials: Bronze; Acrylic Paint; Steel base
Price: $3,800.00 To purchase this piece, please contact us at sales@longagoandfaraway.com (or by phone at 802-362-3435).

 


 

Title: Lunar Dreamer Bronze
Artist: Hib Sabin
Community: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Description: We current have #3 in the Limited Edition of 15 in this series.
This beautiful Owl Bronze is resting under a glass "Moon". The owl can be removed to be held.
Size: 17" tall; 10" wide; 8" deep
Materials: Bronze; Acrylic Paint; Glass; Metal Base
Price: $3,000.00 To purchase this piece, please contact us at sales@longagoandfaraway.com (or by phone at 802-362-3435).
   

 


 

Title: Song Of Solitude Bronze
Artist: Hib Sabin
Community: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Description: The Raven shares his song.
Size: 7" tall; 10.5" long; 4" wide
Materials: Bronze; Acrylic Paint; Steel Stand
Price: $2,200.00  To purchase this piece, please contact us at sales@longagoandfaraway.com (or by phone at 802-362-3435).

 


 

Title: Singing Raven Bronze
Artist: Hib Sabin
Community: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Description: The Raven shares his song.
Size: 9¾" tall; 10½" long; 4½" wide
Materials: Bronze; Wooden stand
Price: $1,800.00 To purchase this piece, please contact us at sales@longagoandfaraway.com (or by phone at 802-362-3435).

 


 

Title: Cougar
Artist: Hib Sabin
Community: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Description: A bronze from an Edition of 50.
The eyes of this Cougar are riveting - it's an impressive piece.
Size: 13" tall; 6" x 6¾"
Materials: Bronze; Steel stand
Price: $2,000.00  To purchase this piece, please contact us at sales@longagoandfaraway.com (or by phone at 802-362-3435).

 


 

Title: Black Bear Mask
Artist: Hib Sabin
Community: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Description: A bronze from an Edition of 50.
A beautiful Black Bear mask - the slight graying of his fur gives him the "wisdom of the ages".
Size: 12" tall; 7" x 6¾"
Materials: Bronze; Acrylic Paint;  Steel stand
Price: $2,000.00 To purchase this piece, please contact us at sales@longagoandfaraway.com (or by phone at 802-362-3435).

 


 

Title: Red-Tailed Hawk Maskette Bronze
Artist: Hib Sabin
Community: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Description: We current have #2 in the Limited Edition of 50 in this series.
This is a small scale bronze version of one of Hib's famous mask carvings. It comes with a stand (as shown), and is hollowed out in back - the inside of the mask is the negative image of the human face of the wearer. There are four pieces that compromise a set, as shown in the lower photo.
Size: 9½" tall (on stand)
Materials: Bronze; Acrylic Paint
Price: $1,300.00  To purchase this piece, please contact us at sales@longagoandfaraway.com (or by phone at 802-362-3435).

 


 

Title: Bear Maskette; Bronze, #7 of 50
Artist: Hib Sabin
Community: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Description: A smaller version of the Bear Mask, this piece can be removed from its stand.
Size: 12.25" tall on stand
Materials: Bronze; Acrylic Paint; Steel base
Price: $1,300.00 To purchase this piece, please contact us at sales@longagoandfaraway.com (or by phone at 802-362-3435).

 


 

 

Title: Raven Bronze
Artist: Hib Sabin
Community: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Description: We current have #14 in the Limited Edition of 50 in this series.
The Raven is the "trickster" of Arctic and Northwest Coast mythology, and an intimidating thinker, so it seems fitting that this sculpture has its mouth open - it seems to be delivering a message!
Size: 9½" tall (with base, as shown); Raven itself is 6¾" long and 2¾" wide.
Materials: Bronze; Acrylic Paint
Price: $1,200.00 To purchase this piece, please contact us at sales@longagoandfaraway.com (or by phone at 802-362-3435).

 


 

Title: "The Old One" Bronze, # 2 of 15
Artist: Hib Sabin
Community: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Size: 20" wide; 14" tall; 7" deep
Description: We current have #2 in the Limited Edition of 15 in this series.
A migration piece in which the old Salmon finds it way back home.
Materials: Bronze; Acrylic Paint; Metal and Walnut Base
Price: $3,500.00 To purchase this piece, please contact us at sales@longagoandfaraway.com (or by phone at 802-362-3435).

 

 

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