Raven Bringing Light to the World
‘Raven Bringing Light to the World‘ by Robert Davidson, 1987 – First Nations Northwest Coast Haida Artist presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: Very Good condition – previously framed. Mildly visible tape residue verso.
Description by Artist: “There was a period of darkness, and Raven knew about a chief who owned the sun, moon and stars. So he went to visit this chief, but the chief was very protective of owning the sun moon and stars, so the Raven had to find a way to be devious, and he actually showed up as a baby through the chief’s daughter, and the Raven, being a supernatural being, grew very quickly. He would call out to the chief, ‘Moon! Moo-oo—oon!’ and eventually the chief got tired [of the crying] and just gave him the moon, and then he flew up and became the bird and carried the moon through the smoke hole in the house and placed it where the moon is. It’s interesting because the moon seemed to be a lot more important than the sun in many of our stories. He also got the sun and placed it where it is now.”
Notes from DaVic Gallery: Beautiful bright colors!
The blank sheet of letter-size (8.5” x 11”) paper covering part of the image in the last picture is for size reference.