Raven & Sculpin
‘Raven & Sculpin’ by Eugene Hunt – First Nations Northwest Coast Kwakwaka’wakw Art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: no condition noted.
Description by Artist: “The Raven is the main crest figure of the Hunt family. This crest descends from the Hunt family’s Tlingit ancestry from Tongas, Alaska. Raven is involved in many legends of the Northwest Coast. The most famous of these being the Creation of Daylight.
The sculpin, which is a type of codfish, is found in coastal waters. This figure is a sub-or secondary crest of the Kwagiulth people. The sculpin is also one of the characters of the Undersea Kingdom dances.
This print illustrates a Raven diving down and picking up the sculpin from the water.”
Notes from DaVic Gallery: This Limited Edition silkscreen prints titled “Raven & Sculpin“ by Eugene Hunt was published in November, 1997. It was hand produced by the screen-printing 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, 20 artist’s proofs, 1 printer’s proof. 3 Hors de Commerce copies exist and are defaced and all other trial copies have been destroyed and the printing stencils obliterated.
Best edition print # 200 / 200