Haida artist, Reg Davidson was born in 1954 in Massett, Haida Gwaii – Queen Charlotte Islands, British Columbia. Reg began carving in 1972, and today is an internationally acclaimed artist working in large cedar and alder sculptures, serigraphs and exquisite gold and silver jewelry. Reg is also an accomplished dancer and singer with the Rainbow Creek Dancers, a Haida Dance group formed in 1980 by Reg and his brother Robert Davidson.
2008 British Columbia Creative Achievement Award for First Nations’ Art
Works by this Artist (Present + Past + Public)
Red Cedar wood, Yellow Cedar wood, Acrylic paint, Horse hair
Gagiid is a wild, otherworldly creature who has been transformed through a traumatic maritime experience. Some believe that he can be found lurking on the forest edge and near streams, collecting the souls of the drowned and trying to persuade unwitting humans to eat his ghostly food, causing them to become otherworldly like him. However, it is not all doom and gloom – as with any transformation, it is possible for Gagiid to be tamed and re-enter the human world again.
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.