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Height: 56.5 cm | Length: 69 cm.
The Eagle's significance in many First Nations stories is that Eagle is used to represent perception and spiritual connection. Eagle feathers and down are sacred: traditionally, Shamans believed in their healing powers and used them in a variety of ceremonial and ritual contexts, such as honouring a respected guest. Eagle's down symbolized good luck, peace, welcome and friendship.
Haida artist Alvin Adkins has been creating distinctive, bold and unique works for more than 30 years. Celebrated for his high-quality gold and silver jewelry, he is also a talented argillite and woodcarver and creates silkscreen prints that underscore his attention to detail and imaginative approach to design. His work is in demand by collectors, and he contributes many artworks to his community to raise funds and awareness for First Nations art and culture.
Alvin was born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada, in 1959. Beginning his career as an artist in 1971, Alvin has been counselled by distinguished colleagues such as Dempsey Bob, Frieda Diesing, Bill Reid, Robert Davidson and Don Yeomans. Alvin has established himself as a prominent artist whose style reflects intricacy, experience and quality.