Raven Bringing Light to the World
‘Raven Bringing Light to the World’ by Robert Davidson – First Nations Northwest Coast Haida Art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: Original mat-board worn and yellowed. Print and frame are in very Good condition overall.
Frame: Frame is metallic and silver in color. Note that for safety reasons, framed print is recommended to be shipped with glass removed. This print is beautifully framed and may be shipped as-is at buyer’s discretion with shipping costs charged in addition. Price given is for prints unframed and removed from frame. ** Please inquire ** for purchasing framed, as-is. Price framed is $ 2,950.00 CAD + shipping costs. . Thanks.
Description by Artist: ‘Raven Bringing Light to the World’ – “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: Robert Davidson is of the Raven clan. He is Eagle; his daughter, Sara, is Raven. Print is also signed by his daughter Sara, who collaborated with him on the original design. Our Prime Minister of Canada wears a tattoo with this design… see Picture 4.
Print is framed using original glass and mat-board. Glass may be replaced with acrylic glass for additional cost if needed to be shipped.