Description The three Eagle feathers represent the people of Canada. The eagle feather transmits strength; it gives the ability to speak honestly from the heart, without hurt or anger. The middle vane in the feathers symbolizes the path that every person walks in their life time, and every barb that comes of the middle vane symbolizes the choices we all have in life, and that every choice we make is attached to the middle or main path that we take.
Lon French, Esquimalt Member Since November 2013 Artist Statement I’m a Haida graphic artist that has been doing
Haida art since the end of 2012. At that time, I
decided I needed to change the direction of my
life. This is when I started learning about my
family from Haida Gwaii. I researched Haida art
and learned the basic forms. Then I started playing with designs and developed my own style. That style has evolved and continues to evolve the more I do. I have tried to stay traditional and have on the most part but feel that to grow as an artist I must be open to change. As I continue on my new path I’ll try new things and learn more about tradition also and that will reflect in my work. Mostly, I’m self taught but I was also initially taught for a short time by George Hunt Jr. at S J Willis Secondary back in the early ‘80s. I hope you enjoy my designs and follow my journey of discovery in the world of Haida art.