Self-portrait Montreal, John Bennett (Haida), Limited edition lithograph /29, 33" x 24 1/2", $800 framed

Original size is 3072 × 3072 pixels

Bennett makes expert use of layers in this piece, which is a hallmark of his signature style. A form-line image of himself is featured (as readily identified by the mole on his cheek), holding his parents and their clan in each hand while carrying his own clan in his chest. His thumb print over the marking of his clan is a signature and a marriage of his personal identity to that of his clan. Themes of self, tradition, and modernity are echoed in the use of traditional form line design with modern photography and lithography. The image of Montreal reflects Bennett’s reconciliation of his heritage with his metropolitan experience.