This piece, featuring an eagle design is a sandblasted glass panel over a painted steel base, is 20" in height. It was created by Tsimshian artist Henry Reece.
Reece was born in 1973 in Prince Rupert, taking a keen interest in carving and design during his childhood. He represents a new generation of mask carvers who are creating traditional pieces relating to their own heritage. Coming from a family of master carvers, he was drawn to the art form and was taught the traditinal skills and techniques by his first cousin Herber. He also attended K'san, a prominent First Nations art school, in 1998. There, he studied form lining and design to improve his technical skills and achieve the detail and uniformity present in his work. He has also been influenced by and worked under master carvers such as Terry Starr, Victor Reece, Ron Telek, and Jay Brabant.
Donated by West Coast Auctions.