Haida Eagle - 'GHUUT' - Copper Series, Matted Art Card

Haida Eagle - 'GHUUT' - Copper Series, Matted Art Card

Bill Reid (Haida)
Regular price CAD $18.00

In the Haida social order, the Eagle and the Raven are coequal. They stand for Two Halves. Eagle crests are proudly worn, displayed and inherited. The Eagle's beak is shorter than that of the Raven, and bends in a strong downward curve. Bill Reid boldly incorporates faces into the wing and tail joints of his Haida Eagles.

Copper Series, Matted Art Card

11"w x 14"h (28 x 35 cm)

*These beautiful matted art cards are  light weight, easy to ship and ready to frame.

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Bill Reid (1920-1998) was an acclaimed master goldsmith, carver, sculptor, writer, broadcaster, mentor and community activist. Reid was born in Victoria, BC to a Haida mother and an American father with Scottish German roots, and only began exploring his Haida roots at the age of 23. This journey of discovery lasted a lifetime and shaped Reid's artistic career.

Reid became a pivotal force in building bridges between Indigenous people and other peoples. Through his mother, he was a member of the Raven clan from T'aanuu with the wolf as one of his family crests. Raven is known as a mischievous trickster, who also plays an important part in transforming the world. Many of these traits matched Bill Reid's personality. In 1986, Reid was presented with the Haida name Yaahl Sgwansung, meaning The Only Raven.