- Object Origin:
- Coast Salish/Metis
- James Michels
- yellow cedar with abalone shell inlay
- 8.5 x 6 x 6 in.
- Bentwood Boxes & Sculptures
Contemporary Butterfly bentwood box
This incredable deeply carved, abalone inlayed bentwood box is artist James Michels latest original design. Unique to this box is the continuous incorporation of the design from the body of the box into the lid.
James Michels, born July 29th 1969 in Merrit B.C., is a highly accomplished Cree/Metis artist whose creations are held in high esteem by other artists and feverishly collected by knowledgeable collectors. His bentwood boxes and stunning panels can be regularly viewed in most of the major galleries of Northwest Coast artwork in both Canada and the United States. James Michels is presently working on a large commission of a series of bentwood boxes for the Canadian Government. A series of his bentwood boxes were commissioned for the participants of the 2005 PGA Whistler Golf Skins game. As well, his artwork has been recently purchased by Al Gore, President Bill Clinton, former Prime Minister Paul Martin, billionare Jim Pattison and singing legend Joni Mitchell. James is also sought after for his exceptional large carved panels and totem poles.