Sgaan Sgawee by Robert Davidson (Haida)

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  • Framed: 26 x 26 inches

Material: Serigraph

Year: 2002

Limited edition: This is a limited edition of 99 prints.


"The title is combining the words for killer whale and supernatural. It was a drum design and an experiment in abstraction, folding the tail over top and playing with the dorsal fin as the negative space between the tail."

By Haida Artist, Robert Davidson, Guud Sans Glans: 

For more than fifty years now, Robert Davidson has worked as an artist and has produced an internationally acclaimed body of work. His work is found in a number of private and public collections including the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Canadian Museum of History in Hull, Quebec, the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles. His Haida name is Guud Sans Glans which means "Eagle of the Dawn".

Davidson’s passion to revive and perpetuate a variety of forms of Haida cultural expression, including song, dance and ceremony, has fueled his remarkable output throughout the years. He has been responsible among other things for carving and raising the first totem pole in his hometown of Massett in nearly 90 years when he was just 22 years old. His inspiration was to give his elders a chance to celebrate culture in a way they had not been able to in their lifetimes.

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