The Sasquatch is for an upcoming show with a theme of "Stories I Have Been Told" Not quite my usual style but I believe that it's always good for me to step outside of my comfort zone. As is quite normal for me i'm finishing this at the last minute and have to get it dropped off today.
20" x 16" acrylic on canvas
Growing up in the village of Harrison Hot Springs surrounded by vast mountains and deep dense forests we were often told stories of the Sasquatch.
A large hairy beast described as being twice as big as the average man, with very long arms, a nose that was spread across his face, and a body that was covered by hair much like an animal.
Over the years there have been many sightings of the Sasquatch. The following is one account of a Sasquatch sighting.
A man was fishing from his canoe on Morris Creek, a tributary of the Harrison when a rock struck the water so close to his canoe that he was drenched by the splash. Looking up he saw a huge hairy man on the bank above him, he watched as the beast threw another rock at him. This also barely missed the canoe; he paddled away with great speed.
An interesting side note to this story is that Morris Creek was known as Saskakau when the white man first arrived, and is so called on old maps. In this region it is said that there were two large bands of Sasquatch which fought a long time ago until both were brought almost to extinction.
As you walk in the forest do you sometimes feel that someone or something is watching you?
Does the Sasquatch still exist or was it just a mythical creature?