Suite Room (Family Room)
The rhythmic beating of drums symbolizes the spiritual relationship between animals, humans, and nature.
ARTIST: Clifton Fred
INTERIOR DESIGNER: B+H CHIL
ROOM NUMBER: 601
ROOM SIZE: 398 ft2
This room has stairs and requires good mobility!
The Canadiana Room Story
The legends and stories that chronicle the history of Aboriginal people have been – and continue to be – expressed through art. In such a way, classic West Coast imagery is a representation of Pacific Aboriginal literature, illustrating life lessons and creation stories through formline images. Formline style is distinctive of West Coast Aboriginal artistry and is the technique of using curvilinear lines of varying thickness to create a series of shapes that together depict a human or animal figure.
Tlingit artist Clifton Fred, for whom art has always been interwoven with traditional Aboriginal stories, was naturally drawn to this style. He began exploring West Coast Aboriginal art in 1995 and has continued to do so since.
His images often depict a combination of animals, which together illustrate specific stories or express the symbiotic relationships these animals have in nature. The animals depicted in classic West Coast Aboriginal art are those, which define the Pacific coastal landscape such as the Raven, Eagle and Whale. These as well as other animals painted by Fred are featured on the accent wall in the Canadiana Room.
The suite is an embodiment of West Coast Aboriginal art through its emphasis on the style, colour and subjects that make it distinct and which Clifton Fred expresses in his pieces. The rhythmic beating of drums is synonymous with Aboriginal culture, where drums serve to guide storytelling,
channel spirituality and connect with nature.
This classic symbol of Aboriginal life was the inspiration behind B+H CHIL Design’s striking accent wall, which centers the Canadiana Room.
Here artist Clifton Fred’s formline animal imagery has been printed within circles of varying sizes, reminiscent of the tops of drums, to symbolize a drum circle. To complement Fred’s red, black and white colour-blocked artwork, B+H CHIL Design chose rustic textual accents in similar colours, which together emphasize the traditional West Coast roots that gave rise to the room’s design.
In its entirety, the Canadiana Room represents classic West Coast Aboriginal art and culture.
Canadiana Room Features
Opulent King Size Bed by Hypnos + Pullout Couch
43″ Plasma HD TV
Free High-Speed WiFi
Spacious Writing Desk
Fridge & Microwave
Hi-Def Cable With Dozens of Channels
Plush Linens, Hypo-Allergenic Duvets and Fluffy Pillows
Cordless Telephone With Voicemail
Free Long-Distance Calling Anywhere in North America
Ensuite Bathroom With Walk-In Shower
All Natural Bath Amenities by Mother Earth Essentials
Keurig Coffee Maker With 100% Compostable Pods From Spirit Bear Coffee Co.
Tea Kettle With a Selection of Paisley Teas
Daily Housekeeping Service
Iron With Full-Size Ironing Board