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About the Art Form: A birch bark biting is a unique piece of Indigenous artwork. They are madefrom biting an image, using only the teeth, into a thin, single layer of birch bark harvested from the birch tree. Birch bark had many uses historically, from making canoes and cooking pots, to important medicinal uses. Birch bark bitings were used as a means to create beadwork patterns on clothing and moccasins, to share stories, and record ceremonies.


About the Paper and Collection

You will be receiving a museum quality, digital/archival pigment numbered print with a signed certificate of authenticity by the artist Pat Bruderer, Halfmoon Woman. This piece has the following numbers available:


8 x 10  - 1-100

11 x 14 - 1-100

16 x 20 - 1-50

AP - 1


Paper: Hahnemühle German Etching paper is a traditional mould-made copperplate printing paper designed for fine art applications. The white art paper made from 100% alpha cellulose is characterised by its extraordinary velvety tactile feel and its fine, clearly defined felt structure. It is acid- and lignin-free, and is museum grade. 


Photo Credit: Resolve Photo

Healing the Spirit

  • "We are all spiritual beings, we all have choices every day to work to make positive changes in our world. Each bite mark represents our healing spirit and honours our resilience. As Indigenous people we share our prayers for the future seven generations and remember every generation of the past."

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