Graphics

Graphics collection features prints (serigraphs), giclees, original paintings, drawings, intaglios, and etchings on acid-free paper as well as rice paper. All are hand signed by the artist.

  • Echo (SP)

    Ben Davidson

    Price upon request

    Serigraph, State Proof I

    2018

    Unframed

    (For inquiries on custom framing, please contact the gallery)

    My father’s understanding of Greatest Echo, is that this supernatural being has the ability to echo the past and bring it into the future. We dance the Greatest Echo masks to remind ourselves of our responsibility to learn the knowledge of the previous generations and to make that knowledge meaningful in our daily lives.

    Yellow is echoed in each of these [designs]. It represents the knowledge of our ancestors. Our knowledge was strong before contact. It was passed from generation to generation without threat. Attempts to assimilate us and erase our identities through colonization resulted in our knowledge being muted; this was a dark period in our history. However, despite this, we continued to pass on our knowledge to our children.

    Today, our connection to this ancient knowledge is emerging once again. We must continue to move forward, but, as my tsinii told my father, ‘You have to look back once and a while to see where you came from, so you can always find your way back.’”

    – Ben Davidson, 2018

  • Supreme Echo (SP)

    Ben Davidson

    Price upon request

    Serigraph, State Proof II

    2018

    Unframed

    (For inquiries on custom framing, please contact the gallery)

    My father’s understanding of Greatest Echo, is that this supernatural being has the ability to echo the past and bring it into the future. We dance the Greatest Echo masks to remind ourselves of our responsibility to learn the knowledge of the previous generations and to make that knowledge meaningful in our daily lives.

    Yellow is echoed in each of these [designs]. It represents the knowledge of our ancestors. Our knowledge was strong before contact. It was passed from generation to generation without threat. Attempts to assimilate us and erase our identities through colonization resulted in our knowledge being muted; this was a dark period in our history. However, despite this, we continued to pass on our knowledge to our children.

    Today, our connection to this ancient knowledge is emerging once again. We must continue to move forward, but, as my tsinii told my father, ‘You have to look back once and a while to see where you came from, so you can always find your way back.’”

    – Ben Davidson, 2018

  • T’sing (Beaver)

    Ben Davidson

    Price upon request

    Serigraph, Edition of 81

    2016

    Unframed

    (For inquiries on custom framing, please contact the gallery)

  • Tide Walker

    Ben Davidson

    Price upon request

    Serigraph, Edition of 77

    2017

    Unframed

    (For inquiries on custom framing, please contact the gallery)

    Ben Davidson’s Tide Walker is a remarkably expressive serigraph by one of the Northwest Coast’s foremost artists. The blend of traditional and contemporary formlines, as well as the use of rich and saturated colour, joins to create an aesthetic that is distinctly a Ben Davidson work.

     

    Below are the artist’s own words regarding this piece:

    “Tide Walker exists in the space between the land and the ocean. From afar, he appears as a dorsal fin, so we imagine his body beneath the waves. We are so desperate to be the first to see the killer whale that we allow our minds to complete his story before we have time to determine the truth. We are so swiftly lured into believing the surface story that we rarely take time to consider what lies beneath.” (Davidson, 2017).

    Ben Davidson is an internationally-renowned contemporary First Nations artist. He is the son of Robert Davidson, also of international fame. Ben stays true to his Haida ancestry, while always pushing the boundaries of traditional artwork.

  • Llgaay Gwii Sdiihlda (Restore Balance)

    Ben Davidson

    Price upon request

    Serigraph, Edition of 81

    2020

    Unframed

    (For inquiries on custom framing, please contact the gallery)

    “Llgaay Gwii Sdiihlda means to restore balance. According to my father-in-law, it applies when we are about to fall, but we manage to catch ourselves before we fall. I chose to name the print Llgaay Gwii Sdiihlda because I believe that even when we are in a state of uncertainty, we still have the ability to regain our balance.

    The print features an image of Sea Bear. Though there is not much information about him, I think of him as a protector of the ocean, which is symbolized by the blue. In Sea Bear’s mind, we can see the importance of finding balance in our lives. Sea Bear’s companion, Sea Ghost, can also be seen faintly in the waves in the background of this print. Sea Ghost represents our connections to our parents and our ancestors. In order to continue our journey forward, we must listen for the echoes of our ancestors who will help us restore balance in our lives.” – Ben Davidson, 2020

  • Occupied [Framed]

    Robert Davidson RCA

    Price upon request

    Serigraph, Edition 12 of 88

    2007

    Framed

    Occupied was first a doodle for a thank-you card. I also couldn’t pronounce the plural ‘octopi.’ When you look at the map of Haida Gwaii there are red parts to indicate reserve land that we can occupy and it adds up to less than 0.1 percent. We have been corralled onto this tiny piece of land. There was a time when we needed to sign in and sign out to leave the reserve. And we had no rights to natural resources. When it was all taken away from us, 90 percent of the population died and the survivors’ children were kidnapped and taken to residential schools. Then we became wards of the state and we were labelled as lazy. We look at the photographs – fortunately they photographed all the villages before all this devastation – and they are lined with many totem poles. The totem poles were not created by lazy people.” – Robert Davidson

  • Tide Walker [Framed]

    Ben Davidson

    Price upon request

    Serigraph, Edition 46 of 77

    2017

    Framed

    Ben Davidson’s Tide Walker is a remarkably expressive serigraph by one of the Northwest Coast’s foremost artists. The blend of traditional and contemporary formlines, as well as the use of rich and saturated colour, joins to create an aesthetic that is distinctly a Ben Davidson work.

    Below are the artist’s own words regarding this piece:

    “Tide Walker exists in the space between the land and the ocean. From afar, he appears as a dorsal fin, so we imagine his body beneath the waves. We are so desperate to be the first to see the killer whale that we allow our minds to complete his story before we have time to determine the truth. We are so swiftly lured into believing the surface story that we rarely take time to consider what lies beneath.” (Davidson, 2017).

    Ben Davidson is an internationally-renowned contemporary First Nations artist. He is the son of Robert Davidson, also of international fame. Ben stays true to his Haida ancestry, while always pushing the boundaries of traditional artwork.

  • Dragonfly

    Karla L. West

    CA$90.00

    Serigraph, Edition of 200

    Unframed

    (For inquiries on custom framing, please contact the gallery)

  • Wolf & Moon

    Karla L. West

    CA$90.00

    Serigraph, Edition of 200

    Unframed

    (For inquiries on custom framing, please contact the gallery)

     

     

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