Eagle on Gold, 2020 - Debra Vincent, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

Image of Eagle on Gold by Debra Vincent

Debra Vincent is a Bear Clan member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and resides on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. She has enjoyed painting and drawing since childhood, and after a lengthy administrative career decided to return to her passion of art full-time. Debra’s designs are influenced by her Haudenosaunee culture. She works with acrylics, mixed media, and pen and ink.

The eagle represents everything spiritual and sacred – power, insight and wisdom. It is a fearless animal, gifted with strength and size. Debra uses the gold colour in her piece Eagle on Gold to remind everyone to give daily thanks to the Creator for all things good and the perfect gifts surrounding everyone on Turtle Island.