Designed by acclaimed Kwakwaka’wakw First Nations Aboriginal artist, Steve Smith Dla’kwagila, this handmade glass vase measures 8 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2. The vase is available in one of two distinct designs: Native Raven (shown right) – A classic Northwest Coast/Haida symbol of the’Trickster’, with a small human design in the wing Abstract Eagle (shown left) – A symbol of friendship and pride, this eagle representation has been broken-up into individual elements (head, wings, tail feather) Note : all cast and etched glass items contain slight irregularities, such as small bubbles. Each vase is handmade and will have very slight flaws. Steve has been carving and painting since 1987. He was taught by his father Harris Smith (Lalkawilas). He has also worked with his brother, Rod Smith. Steve’s pieces include original paintings, sculptures, masks, limited edition prints, etched glass, totem poles and drums. In 2005, Steve was featured in the Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 2 exhibition that opened at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York. In 2006, Steve created two public works for the City of Vancouver’s Spirit Bears in the City project. In 2007, his work was included in the Burke Museum’s In the Spirit of Our Ancestors exhibition, in Seattle. In 2008, Steve received two major commissions for works to be placed in the Vancouver International Airport. These monumental installations were completed in early 2010. In 2009, Steve was included in the Challenging Traditions exhibition at Ontario’s McMichael Gallery, a show that was dedicated to exploring innovative and experimental works from the Northwest Coast. Steve’s work is always evolving and he is always experimenting with form, colour and symbolism. Keywords: “Haida jewelry”, “etched crystal vase”, “pueblo pottery”. The item “Handmade Northwest Native Rectangular Glass Vase 9 Tall Raven or Eagle Design” is in sale since Saturday, June 28, 2014. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Canada\ Aboriginal”. The seller is “artfromabove” and is located in Vancouver, British Columbia. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, Canada, Japan.
- Tribal Affiliation: Kwakwaka’wakw
- Artisan: Steve Smith
- Country of Manufacture: Canada
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Canada