Friday, May 29, 2009

Hachidori: The Flight Of The Hummingbird

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead
Haida Manga artist Michael Yahgulanaas (aka Rocking Raven) did the art for The Flight Of The Hummingbird, a beautiful parable with origins in the Quechuan people of South America, about the power of one - how doing something is better than doing nothing.

According to the Georgia Straight Haida Manga:
" traditional Haida images by adapting them into Japanese manga-styled stories. His style denotes his propensity to "play the edge between the neighbourhoods," a talent he learned growing up as a light-haired, green-eyed kid in a Haida community. True to that duality, his work expresses his social and environmental concerns with a "trickster-like sense of humour."
Above is Yahgulanaas' depiction of Dukdukdiya, the hummingbird who does what she can.

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