Greg A. Robinson
December 2 - 17
The ancient traditions of the Chinook, the people of Lower Columbia River, go back many millennia. At the dawn of time, an Ogress threw Thunderbird's five eggs from the top of Saddle Mountain, cracking them open. The first Chinook emerged from the eggs and began the new human age.
These humans became the ancestors of countless generations of Chinookan people: parents and grandparents that contributed to one of the richest storytelling traditions in the world. The history of the Chinook are deeply entrenched in the stories of the creator Coyote, the trickster Blue Jay, the powerful River Serpents and many other aspects of Tamanawas, the Spirit Power that exists in all things.
The Chinook were considered one of the wealthiest and most powerful tribes on the Coast, with enormous homes, a large trading network and an elaborate cultural system that supported thousands.
Renowned Chinookan carver Greg A Robinson brings this incredible history to the forefront of a Columbia River art revival. His work is exceptionally fine in both detail and execution, and its rich imagery invites us to experience a small part of the Chinookan World, both before and after the arrival of the children of Thunderbird.
Please join us in celebrating Greg Robinson and this powerful group of collected works.