Eric Silver

three sisters Inuit Art Sculpture in Serpentine

Born: 1984    Male

Eric Silver comes from the Six Nations in Ontario. He is a member of the Bear Clan of the Oneida Nation. He started carving at a very young age, when he was about 9 years old.

His closest childhood friend is Cyril Henry, son of the famous artist Vince Bomberry, and he has been surrounded by artists and art all his life.

Eric Silver is considered the most promising Iroquois artist today. He has developed a style of his own, with incredible details and an impressive sense of movement.

His favorite subject matter is the theme of the  « Three sisters ».The three Sisters symbolize corn, beans, and squash, which give everything needed to survive. The three seeds were planted together in small-cultivated hills (the method for agriculture). Each complements the other – beans producing nitrogen, corn using it and squash providing shade and moisture retention with its leaves.