The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: Bill Reid's Masterpiece by Ulli Steltzer
Foreword by Bill Reid & Introduction by Robin Laurence
8vo. pp. 61. b/w illustrations. paperback (near fine - some creases to corners). Vancouver: Douglas & McIntryre, .
ISBN 10: 1550545795 / ISBN-13: 9781550545791
Before he passed away, the Haida artist Bill Reid was internationally renowned for his totem poles and other large pieces, as well as for his work on a small scale in silver and gold. His masterpiece, The Spirit of Haida Gwaii, is a bronze canoe six metres (20 feet) long, filled to overflowing with the creatures of Haida mythology. Two copies of this extraordinary bronze casting exist, one in the Canadian Chancery in Washington, DC, and the other in the main foyer of the Vancouver International Airport.