Cover image for Out of concealment : female supernatural beings of Haida Gwaii / Gid7ahl-Gudsllaaylalaxaaygans, Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson ; forewords by Wade Davis and Gwaaganad, Diane Brown.
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Out of concealment : female supernatural beings of Haida Gwaii / Gid7ahl-Gudsllaaylalaxaaygans, Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson ; forewords by Wade Davis and Gwaaganad, Diane Brown.
ISBN:
9781772031607
Publication Information:
Victoria, British Columbia : Heritage, 2017.

©2017
Physical Description:
xvi, 141 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm
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1 Bob Harkins Branch 398.20899728 WIL Book Adult General Collection
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Summary

A stunning collection of powerful and whimsical photo collages celebrating supernatural female beings rooted in Haida culture.

Out of Concealment presents the origin stories of the Haida Nation through the vibrant depiction of its female supernatural beings. Passed on from generation to generation through oral tradition, these stories are important historical narratives that illustrate the Haida's values, customs, laws, and relationships with the earthly and metaphysical realms.

This book features over thirty full-colour surreal photo collages by Haida artist, performer, and activist Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson. The collages also integrate traditional Haida form-line art by Robert Davidson. Each image is accompanied by insightful, reflective text describing the being's place in Haida cosmology. Out of Concealment encourages readers―both within the Haida Nation and the general public―to see the feminine and the powerful land and seascapes of Haida Gwaii through a worldview where the environment is worthy of respect, not to be dominated or exploited. The book is being released to coincide with an exhibition of Williams-Davidson's work at the Haida Gwaii Museum in 2017.


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