Eagle Carving- Stan Hill
Stanley R. Hill (1921 - 2003) Mohawk Nation, Turtle Clan is an internationally exhibited Iroquois sculptor from Six Nations, Ontario. His sculptures are in the permanent collection of several widely recognized museums including the Iroquois Museum, Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa, Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, The iroquois Museum, Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, Rochester Museum and Science Center, and Bolle Museum in France.Stanley Hill discovered his artistic talents when he retired in 1975 from a career as a structural steelworker. Often he represents animals, birds, or wampum belts in his sculpture, and experiments with representing the human face. As a bone sculptor, he sees a link between himself and his forefathers who carved handsome combs and figures as well as household articles from bone.
Stan is well known for his deer antler sculpures of eagles. He concentrated on representing the head of the eagle and letting the natural form of the antler represent the body. The wood base not only holds the sculpture but enhances it. Dated and signed in 1987 . It is 12" wide x 8" high