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Artist / Maker : Greene, Stan
Title : Raven And The Sun
Date (Execution) : 1993
Geographical Origin : British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Coast Salish, Semiahmoo
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Orange-yellow sun. Black and blue bird looking to the left sitting on a branch.
Accession # : U998.7.39
Width (cm) : 46.00
Height (cm) : 38.50
Depth (cm) : 0.00
Mandatory Credit : Canada Council for the Arts Acquisition Grant, Purchased from the Collection of Vincent Rickard
Artist Statement : "Raven is known to all Native people of North America and he has many names. He is often referred to as 'The Trickster' because he is a crazy and conniving character. He brought many things to the world such as fire, water, the shapes of animals and the sun. He stole the sun from a chief who kept it in a box. As his only means of carrying it was in his mouth he couldn't tell the animals he passed in the forest of his newly acquired treasure. When he reached the coast he met a seagull and could no longer resist the temptation to boast. As he opened his mouth to speak the sun slipped out and remained in the sky ever since." - S.G.