Skaana - Haida Killer Whale: Copper Series, Framed Art Card

Skaana - Haida Killer Whale: Copper Series, Framed Art Card

Bill Reid, Haida
Regular price CAD $35.00

Skaana - Haida Killer Whale, 1973. Bill Reid portrayed the grace and vitality of the Killer Whale through the articulate elegance of Haida design, the bold formline curving richly and fluently, The spouting blow hole, the curving dorsal fin and the symmetrical tail flukes are the distinguishing features for this sea mammal. In Haida oral history, the Killer Whale is the Chief of the Undersea World. 

Building upon the broad range of his expression, Bill Reid translated his original designs of animal crests into limited edition Serigraph, Lithograph, Woodcut prints and drawings.

This is a reproduction of one of those limited edition Serigraphs.

Copper Series: Double Matted Framed Art Card (Matte: 2 3/4")

Black Frame: 12"w x 14 1/2"h x 7/8"d (30cm x 36.5cm x 2.2cm)

Printed and made in Canada.

*The print appears brown in photos but is a lighter metallic copper in person.*

This beautiful framed art card comes framed, includes a biography that is attached to the back and is ready to hang.

*Please note: While every effort will be made to ship this item without damage, there is always a risk in shipping glass.

*These are also available in a matted version: The matted art cards are lightweight, easy to ship and ready to frame.


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.