Formline

Formline is a term used to describe the unique features of the northern Northwest Coast two-dimensional design style. The main design features of formline are the Ovoid, U-form and tri-neg.
12 items

Ovoid Signet Ring
Hollie Bartlett (Haisla)

Rings are available to order in various sizes. Please contact the gallery directly.

Rings are available to order in various sizes. Please contact the gallery directly.

$790.00

Basics Enhanced
Robert Davidson (Haida)

This piece is stored off-site. To arrange a viewing, please contact the gallery directly.

This piece is stored off-site. To arrange a viewing, please contact the gallery directly.

$100,000.00

hlGed sda sGwaansang (Two Working Together)
Robert Davidson (Haida)

Edition /49Available framed for $3,100 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

Edition /49Available framed for $3,100 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

$2,500.00

Looking at Asymmetry
Robert Davidson (Haida)

2002Edition 85/111This print is only available framed as-is.

2002Edition 85/111This print is only available framed as-is.

$2,400.00

Occupied
Robert Davidson (Haida)

2007Printer's Proof Edition II/IIIAvailable framed for $5,800 CAD. Please contact the gallery dir...

2007Printer's Proof Edition II/IIIAvailable framed for $5,800 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

$4,800.00

Haida Thunderbird
Bill Reid (Haida)

1981Edition 170/195This print is currently unframed and is available framed for $5,100 CAD. Pleas...

1981Edition 170/195This print is currently unframed and is available framed for $5,100 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly. Thunderbird is the illustrious ancestor and crest of many prominent human lineages. Large enough to hunt whales, the Thunderbird is a powerful being associated with power, change and the sky in myths throughout the Northwest Coast. Often depicted with a sharply hooked beak, horns and large ears and is sometimes represented as having teeth.

$4,500.00

Wiid
Robert Davidson (Haida)

2013This piece is stored off-site. To arrange a viewing, please contact the gallery directly.The ...

2013This piece is stored off-site. To arrange a viewing, please contact the gallery directly.The Wiid is a bird that only appears when the salmonberries are ripening on Haida Gwaii. The bird is here reduced to the small head at the upper portion of the composition. The flower of the salmonberry might be alluded to in the white cross-shape against the blue. Formally, the work is a precise balance of a series of tensions and releases. The pressure seen in the compressed white tri-neg defined by...

$100,000.00

Negative Eye Positive Eye No. 1
Robert Davidson (Haida)

2011This piece is stored off-site. To arrange a viewing, please contact the gallery directly.This...

2011This piece is stored off-site. To arrange a viewing, please contact the gallery directly.This painting, and its pair, Negative Eye Positive Eye No. 2, are recent works from Haida artist Robert Davidson and both were included in his solo show "Robert Davidson: Progression of Form" which took place in the summer of 2015 at the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art. The show focused on Davidson's most recent pieces, featuring his more abstract work. From the Exhibition catalogue, Davidson sta...

$55,000.00

Odyssey
Corey Moraes (Tsimshian)

Edition /55Available framed for $550 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

Edition /55Available framed for $550 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.

$200.00

Haida Beaver
Bill Reid (Haida)

Edition 110/195Available framed for $3800 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Beaver is a si...

Edition 110/195Available framed for $3800 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.Beaver is a significant crest figure on the Northwest Coast. Beaver is known as an elder who keeps to themselves and only gets involved in the affairs of others if they are important. Beavers are known as the builders of the lodges and homes that support the family unit. In one story the first ancestral Beaver was a woman while in other stories Beaver is one of Raven’s uncles. They are very industrious and terr...

$3,200.00

Kugann jaad Giidii - Child of Mouse Woman
Robert Davidson (Haida)

2016Edition /71Available framed for $2,100 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.The original ...

2016Edition /71Available framed for $2,100 CAD. Please contact the gallery directly.The original to the print "kugann jaad giidii" - Child of Mouse Woman, was an acrylic painting on canvas that was featured in Robert's exhibition, Abstract Edge, which opened at the Museum of Anthropology in 2004 and toured across Canada to various locations.Mouse Woman is known throughout the Northwest Coast under different names, and is sometimes represented in the art of Bill Reid and Robert Davidson in a v...

$1,500.00

Raven Moon Mask
Reg Davidson (Haida)

Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and g...

Moon is associated with peace and transformation and is also widely regarded as a protector and guardian spirit. In some stories, the Moon originated as a chip of the Sun, which Raven broke into pieces. Moon is often depicted with humanoid features and can be distinguished from the Sun by a labret in its bottom lip indicating female nobility. 

$8,000.00