Eagle Drum

Eagle Drum

Mitch Adams (Haida/Tsimshian)
Regular price CAD $35.00

“Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and [oral history]. It is respected for its intelligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision, in both the literal and figurative senses. Eagle feathers and down are sacred: traditionally, shamans believed in their healing powers and used them in a variety of ceremonial and ritual contexts, such as honouring a respected guest” (Shearar 2000: 43-44). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols

Medium: Giclée, ed./200

Dimensions: 13¾" x 16¾" x 1” (framed), 11" x 14" (unframed)

Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)

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Mitch Adam was introduced to Northwest Coast design and engraving at a young age by his father Ivan Adams, a notary Haida jeweller. However, Mitch only began creating art on a regular basis until 2005. In 2010, he enrolled in Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art in Terrace, B.C. where he learnt Northwest Coast design and carving techniques from celebrated artists such as Stan Bevan (Tahltan/Tlingit/Tsimshian), Dempsey Bob (Tahltan/Tlingit), and Ken McNeil (Tahltan/Tlingit/Nisga'a). Mitch has become a talented designer and wood carver since.