‘Two Eagles’ by Eugene Alfred – First Nations Northwest Coast Tlingit Art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: small stain, one inch long, along the left middle edge of the paper.
Description by Artist: “The red formline represents life, and is the secondary formline colour. The black formline represents the opposite of life, and is the primary colour (of the design). The blue-green formline represents the sky, and is a spiritual color.
The Eagle is turning in in mid-air and is coming down towards the ground or water after its prey. The eagle has its claw ready for action. The second Eagle is in the wing of the main Eagle. The second Eagle is created in the blue-green formline, with red lips and nose.”
Notes from DaVic Gallery: This Limited Edition silkscreen prints titled “Two Eagles” by Eugene Alfred was published in June, 1999. It was hand produced by the screen-printing process. It is the only limited edition printing of this design. The artist was involved in the printmaking, checking the stencils and signing each copy in the edition: 170 signed and numbered copies, 17 artist’s proofs, and 1 printer’s proof. 3 Hors de Commerce copies exist and are defaced and all other trial copies have been destroyed and the printing stencils obliterated.