‘Raven’ by Wayne Young – First Nations Northwest Coast Nisga’a Art presented by DaVic Gallery of Native Canadian Arts.
Condition: no condition noted.
Description by Artist: “Raven is one of the most prolific figures in Haida folklore. He has a reputation of being conniving, mischievous and, in a word, self-centered. One of the reasons he usually gets away with this is that he’s a shape-shifter. Another is that he has little or no conscience. But the Raven is a major contributing figure in a lot of the stories from Haida Gwaii. He is very much involved in stories such as the clam and the first people, Raven steals the light and other great stories.”
Notes from DaVic Gallery: This Limited Edition silkscreen prints titled “Raven” by Wayne Young was published in August 1999. 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: 170 signed and numbered copies, 17 artist’s proofs, 17 Remarque’s and 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.