Mythic Beings' presents an outstanding collection of 75 compelling works - all in vivid colour - by 34 of the best First Nations artists working on the Northwest Coast today. The mythic beings depicted in these works belong to the undersea, sky, mortal and spirit worlds. Some of the beings are represented by works by different artists in different media, providing a glimpse of the richness and resonance of an art strongly connected to myth and spirituality. The challenge facing artists today is to interpret myths in ways that combine innovation and tradition. That Northwest Coast art continues to flourish both in its original cultural context and in the international art world is a measure of their success. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntrye, 1999.