Art Cards by Bill Reid, Haida
These printed art cards features the art of world renowned Haida artist Bill Reid. These designs are based on silkscreen prints and drawings completed by the artist in the 1970's and 1980's, many of which were inspired by Haida creation stories and legends. Find out more in Raven Steals the Light a collection of ten authentic retellings of traditional Haida myths and legends illustrated and written by Bill Reid in collaboration with Robert Bringhurst.
The Skaagi (Salmon) and its eggs are a symbol of abundance, transformation, wealth and prosperity because Skaagi are a primary food source for Northwest Coastal people, representing the ability to provide for your family. Skaagi are Supernatural beings who give up their life to feed our people. We hold them in high esteem and honour their return every year.
Xuuya (Raven) is a transformer and a creator, Xuuya placed the sun and moon in the sky so the world would have light and also put the trees on land and fish in water. This primordial creature opened the clamshell to release the first man. He is known for his knowledge, trickery and creativity.
The Skaana (Killerwhale) is the guardian of the sea and is a symbol of solidarity, communication and longevity.
Dimensions: 9" x 6" and 6" x 9"
Envelope colour: White
Each art card comes with information on the artist and design as well as an envelope.
MADE IN CANADA
Licensed reproductions with royalties paid to every artist.