Box of Light
‘Box of Light’ by Rande Cook – First Nations Northwest Coast Kwakwaka’wakw Art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: ¼ inch crease / bend in upper right corner of paper that can easily be covered with matting.
Description by Artist: ‘Box of Light’ – In the beginning of time when the world was dark, there was a chief who held the sun, moon and stars in a box in his house. The Raven, being a Trickster, decided to bring light to the world. He transformed himself into a boy in order to get close to the box. When the chief left the house the boy transformed back into the Raven, opened the box and released the moon and stars. After the Raven released the moon and stars he released the sun and left through the smoke hole. They say that the Raven was originally white until he left through the smoke hole in the chief’s house and was blackened.
Notes from DaVic Gallery: This limited edition silkscreen print titled “Box of Light” by Rande Cook was published in 2011. It was hand produced by the screenprinting process. It is the only limited edition printing of this design. The artist was involved in the printmaking, checking the stencils and signing each copy in the edition: 200 signed and numbered copies.