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Hummingbird And Sun

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  • Edition Size:
  • 90 signed and numbered, 9 artist's proofs, 9 remarques, 2 printer's proofs
  • Paper Size:
  • 53 x 56 cm, 21 x 22 inches
  • Publication Year:
  • 2020

Hummingbird and Sun is a limited edition print by Joe Wilson. It shows the hummingbird hovering in mid air, face to the sun. In the sun, we see an eagle, or owl face. According to the artist, this is a matter of interpretation, and it makes sense to interpret the face of the sun as an eagle, who are most active during the day. The counterpart to this print, Hummingbird and Moon, would consequently feature the owl face.

To the First Nations of the Northwest coast, the hummingbird is a messenger of joy. They are good omens and symbols for intelligence, beauty, devotion, and love. The hummingbird derives its name from the sound the wings make when the bird is in flight, or hovering. The wings flap at a rate of up to 80 times per second, depending on the species. They are the smallest of all birds.

If you would like to read more about hummingbirds, please see the following:

The Hummingbird Symbol - Native Art Symbols And Meanings

5 Surprising Facts About Hummingbirds


This limited edition silk screen print titled "Hummingbird And Sun" by Joe Wilson was hand produced by the screen printing process. It is the only limited edition printing of this design. The artist has inspected and signed each copy in the edition. All trial copies of this edition have been destroyed and the printing stencils obliterated.

Published by Cedar Hill Long House Native Art Prints.