“For his 1972 Christmas card, Davidson used an idea from a silver bracelet he had made and which in turn had been inspired by an unusual bentwood box. He remembered the box for its unorthodox top edge, where a form line usually defines the extent of the head. Neither box, bracelet nor card represents a particular creature.
“In the bracelet design, Davidson used the teeth of the uppermost face as a substitute for the missing form line. For the card he extended the design downwards with a hand, because it fitted so well. He then doubled the image to give it that much revered characteristic of Haida art: symmetry.”
—from “Robert Davidson: Haida Printmaker” by Hilary Stewart, p.64
CM, OBC, RCA
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Robert Davidson is one of the most decorated Canadian artists today. He has received such prestigious awards as the Order of Canada, the Order of British Columbia, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, and was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts.
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