Current Location:
Eberhard Center -> 9th Floor (EC)
Location Notes:
EC; 9th Floor; Open Office 909, south wall

Haida Thunderbird

Artwork
Identifier:
2014.64.28
Artist:
Clarence Mills
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Reproduction Print
Dimensions:
Artworks;Frames - Height: 7.5 in;14 in Width: 5.5 in;11 in
Note: Mat dimensions
Description:
A black and red Haida Thunderbird crest.
Historical Context:
Haida artist Clarence Mills was born at Skidegate, Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia in 1958. He is a member of the Eagle Clan and takes the Split Raven and Grizzly Bear as his crests. With guidance from his uncle, Doug Wilson, Clarence began studying traditional Haida art at the age of eighteen. Clarence has dedicated himself to becoming proficient in a wide variety of mediums, including silkscreen printmaking, sandblasting glass, silver & gold jewelry. He also carves argillite, traditional stone of the Haida, along with cedar boxes, bowls, doors, plaques, and monumental size totem poles for various international events.