The sea monster was my very first drawing in Haida art. I did not practice or take any drawing courses before attempting this piece. It was challenging as it was a huge piece and I basically had to figure out how to construct the hanging from start to finish, taking into consideration of drawing for the “first” time, making a template, cutting out a design from the thickness of melton cloth, and then stitching around the entire design edges.
I entered this piece into Sooke Fine Arts Show and won first prize. First art piece, first art show!