Hldants 'iGid (Hummingbird) by Tyson Brown (Haida)



  • Unframed: 10 1/8 x 8 1/8 inches

Print Technique:Giclée

Editions:17, 18, 19 of 60 pieces

Artist Statement:

"Hummingbirds are incredible creatures. They have the fastest wing beat of any bird, they are capable of hovering flight, and they travel thousands of kilometers in their annual migrations. Though they are small and delicately built, they embody perseverance and grit.

This print is small to algin with the hummingbird's compact size. I choose the multi-coloured palette to reflect the iridescent nature of its feathers. Its tongue undulates in relation to its repetitive, chirping call.

The hummingbird is a unique and important crest among certain Haida clans. This is testament to how highly we think of these extraordinary beings. Hummingbirds prove that you do not need to take up a lot of space in order to make a serious statement."

- Tyson Brown

Made by Haida artist Tyson Brown: 

Iljuuwaas or Tyson Brown is a Haida artist from Skidegate, Haida Gwaii. He is a member of the Kayahl'laanas clan of Ts'aahl. The grandson of artists Billy Stevens and Bill Reid, Tyson grew up surrounded by Haida art. He is a lifelong student and has completed a formal apprenticeship with renowned Haida artist, Robert Davidson. 

His artistic focus is on creating a relevant body of work, while preserving and perpetuating classical Haida design principles. Tyson is inspired by his people's history, culture, and worldview. He works in various mediums including design, paint, and sculpture.

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