Skaagi - Haida Salmon: Copper Series, Framed Art Card
Skaagi - Haida Salmon: Copper Series, Framed Art Card

Skaagi - Haida Salmon: Copper Series, Framed Art Card

Bill Reid, Haida
Regular price CAD $27.00

Skaagi - Haida Salmon, 1974. The Salmon, vital as a food source and most prized fish of all among the Northwest Coast First Nations, has by tradition been honored, celebrated and protected for thousands of years by all the people most dependent upon it. Symbolic of great ecological life force, five species of Salmon return every year to the rivers of British Columbia to proliferate. By drawing upon all the traditional elements of Haida art and his own imagery, and in creating this magnificent and unique design, Bill Reid again bestows the honor and respect of his people upon the salmon.

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.

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.

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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.