The owners of the Salish Weave Collection commissioned this design.
The woman, who is French Canadian, wanted a light and playful design that would represent herself. She thought that a frog design would be a tongue-in-cheek way to achieve that.
Wuhus means frog in my native language Hul’q’umín’um’.
– Maynard Johnny Jr.
Maynard Johnny Jr. (born 1973) has inherited a unique blend of traditions as he is of both Kwakwaka’wakw and Coast Salish decent. He is self-taught, and has been working on his art since his teens. While versatile in other medias, including woodcarving and engraving, Johnny has focused on printmaking for the past decade. He tries maintain a contemporary vision of traditional legends. Johnny currently lives in Chemainus, British Columbia