Bird in the Air by Robert Davidson (Haida)

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  • Unframed:26 1/2 inches x 40 inches
  • Framed: 31 1/8 inches x 44 1/2 inches

Material: Serigraph

Year: 2016

Limited edition: This is a limited edition of 72 prints.

Design: The original to the print, Bird in the Air, is an acrylic painting on canvas that was part of Davidson's 2013 show, Abstract Impulse, which was shown at the Seattle Art Museum and then travelled to the Smithsonian in New York City. It symbolizes foresight, good choices, lofty ideals, leadership, and freedom. The wings of the Eagle represent the balance and co-dependency between femininity and masculinity and how each trait must work unitedly to achieve harmonious results. 

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 in several private and public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Canadian Museum of History in Hull, Quebec, and the Southwest Museum in Los Angeles. His Haida name is Guud Sans Glans which means "Eagle of the Dawn".

Davidson’s passion for reviving and perpetuating various forms of Haida cultural expression, including song, dance, and ceremony, has fuelled his remarkable output. He was responsible 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 could not in their lifetimes.

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