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August 26, 2004

The Spirit Of Haida Gwaii

The Spirit Of Haida Gwaii is the most famous work of Canadian artist, Bill Reid.

There is certainly no lack of activity in our little boat, but is there any purpose? Is the tall figure who may or may not be the Spirit of Haida Gwaii leading us, for we are all in the same boat, to a sheltered beach beyond the rim of the world as he seems to be or is he lost in a dream of his own dreaming? The boat moves on, forever anchored in the same place.

I am delighted to learn an image of the sculpture will grace the new twenty-dollar bill along with my favourite Reid sculpture, The Raven and the First Men.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at August 26, 2004 08:27 AM

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