Guud (Eagle)

Guud (Eagle)

Ernest Swanson (Haida)
Regular price CAD $200.00

"Eagle is one of the most important beings in the art and [oral histories]. It is respected for its intelligence and power, as well as its extraordinary vision in both the literal and figurative senses. Eagle spirits are associated with lofty ideals and the pursuit of freedom" (Shearar 2000: 44). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols

Medium: Serigraph ed./110

Dimensions: 25 3/8" x 18 1/8" x 3/4" (framed), 21 3/4" x 14 1/2" (unframed)

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

Contact: Email ttregilges@billreidgallery.ca to purchase this print framed

ERNEST SWANSON (HAIDA) Close

Ernest Swanson began engraving in 2004 under Haida jeweller Jim McGuire. He comes from a long line of established artists: his cousin is popular Haida carver Jim Hart and  his  grandfather was prolific Haida argillite carver Rufus Moody. In 2005, Ernest started carving wood with Haida carver Christian White. This same year, he also won an Emerging Artist award from British Columbia’s Alliance for Arts and Culture. In 2009, Ernest graduated from Vancouver's Northwest Coast Jewellery Arts program under  established Kwakwaka'wakw/Haida artist Dan Wallace. In 2010, he worked on a large pole with Jim Hart, here at the Bill Reid Gallery in Vancouver, BC. Recently, he has been creating miniature argillite pendants with engraved silver bezel settings and abalone inlays.