'Raven Steals Salmon' - Gold Series, Framed Art Card

'Raven Steals Salmon' - Gold Series, Framed Art Card

Bill Reid (Haida)
Regular price CAD $35.00

"He started rolling up [the land containing the rivers and salmon] like a cedar bark blanket, and after a short time he had all the lakes and rivers and streams in a neat, convenient roll, which he took in his strong beak, then he flew...back to [Haida Gwaii]." - Bill Reid

Gold Series, Double Matted Framed Art Card (2 3/4" Matte)

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

*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.

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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.