Two Dancing by Robert Davidson (Haida)


Printing Technique: Serigraph

Dimensions: 16 x 30 inches 

Edition:Numbers 11, 12, 13 (out of 51)


"All of Robert Davidson's prints have titles but he rarely follows the convention of writing them across the bottom in pencil, preferring to put the onus on the viewer to interpret the design without assistance." (Echoes of the Supernatural, 2022)

Robert Davidson's work invites you to interpret each piece based on your own perspective and experience. His forms, colours, and design evoke energy and movement. Connect the dots to enrich your own interpretation of each piece, adding your own significance and meaning.  


"Is a visual language. It has been taught and developed by thousands of artists over many generations. It can be viewed as representational or abstract, positive or negative, literal or spiritual. Robert Davidson speaks of Formline as a "skeleton" that contains "energy fields" referring to the structure and plus of forms." (Echoes of the Supernatural, 2022)

Observe Robert's use of formline in this piece. The flowing design of the Tri-Neg shape generates a sense of energy and motion. Take note of the striking contrast between the deep blue and vibrant coral hues, adding depth and intensity to the composition. Tri-Neg is a term that Robert has created to describe his unique approach, interpretation and adaptation of the design of the T-shape. 

Made by renowned Haida artist Robert Davidson:

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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