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Artist / Maker : Hunt, Eugene
Title : Raven
Date (Execution) : 1996
Geographical Origin : Tsaxis (Fort Rupert); British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kwakwaka'wakw
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Blue, red and black raven design within a black border with a beige background.
Accession # : U014.3.288
Width (cm) : 38.00
Height (cm) : 43.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : Raven is an extremely important character in Kwagiulth stories and legends. He is a creature who plays a strong role in many other First Nations cultures as well. Raven is especially significant to Eugene Hunt as this is the Hunt family's crest animal. Eugene incorporated a smaller figure into the centre of the design. This signifies the Raven's ability to transform himself into other beings and things. Raven had many powers and was sometimes referred to as the Trickster. This strong, traditional design was originally painted on a drum. (Statement provided by Pacific Editions)