Cultural Background: Haida/Scottish-German, Kaadaas gaah Kiiguwaay, Raven/Wolf Clan of T'anuu
One of Canada’s foremost artists, Haida artist Bill Reid, an outstanding gold and silversmith turned sculptor, was proclaimed a National Living Treasure and was instrumental in inspiring a people to reclaim their cultural heritage.
Collected internationally and much-honored, Bill Reid created, among his best known sculptures, The Spirit of Haida Gwaii at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C. (The Black Canoe, 1991) and at the Vancouver International Airport (The Jade Canoe, 1996).
Building upon the broad range of his expression, Bill Reid translated his original designs of animal crests into limited editions silk screen or woodcut prints and drawings. This is a reproduction of one of those drawings.
All proceeds go towards the United Indians' programs and services which support the urban Native community.