New Release from BC author Marlana Williams
When I first met Sanford Williams, I was living in Metro Vancouver, working for a large telecommunications corporation, and had released my first book, Doll of Dawson. I was a city girl visiting remote Friendly Cove on a day trip courtesy of the MV Uchuck III. Upon meeting, Sanford and I had an instant connection that eventually turned in to love. We were so different – yet we had many of the “right” things in common.
I packed up my city life and moved to Vancouver Island where we could live and work together as partners in every sense. Sanford had over thirty years of carving experience at Friendly Cove and I had over twenty years of marketing skills. For the first time, Sanford and I created his brand and began to let the world know what sort of artistic gem was hidden away at Friendly Cove for so many years.
As I became more involved in his work, I also met tourists and collectors who often asked questions about the origins of his pieces. It seemed that many people were charmed by First Nations’ folklore, and buyers often requested the backstory so that they could entertain guests as they use the art as a conversation piece. This is how the concept of Eagle in the Owl’s Nest began.