An Eagle Spirit carved from light soapstone. This piece features a hollow center creating negative space.
22 x 4 x 18.5cm
First Nations tribes believe the eagle was the chosen master of the skies by the Creator. This is because eagles fly at a higher altitude than most other birds. This gives them a unique perspective that is unmatched by any other bird. By virtue of their high flying they are considered to be closer to the Creator than all other creatures on earth. The eagle, it is believed, works as a messenger for the Creator. It is tasked with the duty of carrying the prayers of human beings from the earth world to the spirit world.