Current Location:
Wexford (GVA) -> 2nd Floor (GVA Wexford)
Location Notes:
GVA Wexford; 2nd floor; Study area

Haida Eagle "Ghuut"

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.64.13
Artist:
Bill Reid
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Embossed and bronze-stamped reproduction of a drawing.
Dimensions:
Artworks;Frames - Height: 7.5 in;14 in Width: 5.5 in;11 in
Note: Mat Dimensions
Description:
A bronze embossed Haida Eagle crest.
Historical Context:
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. In the Haida social order, the Eagle and the Raven are coequal. They stand for Two Halves. Eagle crests are proudly worn, displayed, and inherited. The Eagle's beak is shorter that that of a Raven, and bends in a strong downward curve. Bill Reid boldly incorporated faces into the wing and tail joints of his Haida Eagles.