Alan Weir

Northwest Coast Native Artist Alan Weir from Haida Nation

Haida Nation

Alan Weir was born to the Raven Clan of Old Masset on Haida Gwaii in 1981. Alan has been an apprentice of highly prominent artist Christian White. Alan works in argillite and wood while utilizing traditional Haida design. Alan enjoys gathering and preserving the local food of Haida Gwaii and often participates in cultural events through singing and dancing.

Works by this Artist (Present + Past + Public)

Present Works

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  • Hawk Moon Frontlet

    Alan Weir

    RESERVED

    Yellow Cedar wood, Abalone shell, Acrylic paint

    A frontlet is a forehead mask attached to a woven headpiece.  It is worn by chiefs and high-ranking individuals as a display of crests and status.  Frontlets are often decorated with materials that are symbols of wealth and power: abalone shell, operculum shell, sea lion whiskers, feathers and/or ermine pelts.

    The Hawk takes its place in the spiritual world of the supernatural and inspires creative designs for masks, rattles and jewelry. A Hawk man or woman are transformation beings depicted with largely human features and can be distinguished by a curled beak which often curves to meet the tip of the lower jaw.

    7.5 x 6.75 x 4.75 (including base)

  • Hawk Moon Frontlet

    Alan Weir

    RESERVED

    Yew wood, Abalone shell, Acrylic paint

    6.5 x 6.5 x 3″ (Frontlet)

    A frontlet is a forehead mask attached to a woven headpiece.  It is worn by chiefs and high-ranking individuals as a display of crests and status.  Frontlets are often decorated with materials that are symbols of wealth and power: abalone shell, operculum shell, sea lion whiskers, feathers and/or ermine pelts.

    The Hawk takes its place in the spiritual world of the supernatural and inspires creative designs for masks, rattles and jewelry. A Hawk man or woman are transformation beings depicted with largely human features and can be distinguished by a curled beak which often curves to meet the tip of the lower jaw.

Past Works

The artist’s Past Works at our Gallery have now sold; however, a custom order may be possible if the artist is available and accepting commissions.