During this time in our lives, with war and rumors of war, there is no message more important than that of peace and goodwill to all. Christmas celebrates the glory of our Creator coming to us in the birth of one whose name is CHRISTmas. I am glad to be part of many nations who celebrate love and peace, each in their own way. It is not important how we celebrate, it is important that we demonstrate peace, love, honor and respect.

Eagle Aerie Gallery is the centerpiece for Solstice 2001. The peacedancer in the sky represents the HOYLEEKILA, who dance the message of peace at potlatches on the northwest coast. During the peacedance, eagledown is shaken from the headdress to fall on the people as a symbol of peace. Snow falling is symbolic of eagledown. The eagle on the front of the building is the one who supplies the sacred down from beneath its layer of feathers.

My prayer this year is that Solstice brings a turning point in lives from darkness to light, from unrest to peace, confusion to clarity, and from hate to love.

Solstice 2001 speaks of contentment for me.


Edition Date: December 2001
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Medium: Serigraph
Image Size: 13" x 18"
Edition Size: 150