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U014.3.161
Artist / Maker : Edenshaw, Jaalen
Title : Contented Raven
Date (Execution) : 2004
Geographical Origin : Masset, British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Haida
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Raven in Northwest coast formline. Teal, red and black colours and a green animal in the belly of the raven.
Accession # : U014.3.161
Width (cm) : 43.00
Height (cm) : 33.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "This design was created after thinking about some of the many Raven stories in which Raven travels around causing mischief and getting into trouble. In these stories Raven often finds his amusement and satisfies himself at the expense of another. The stories also talk about a time in the past when frogs inhabited Haida Gwaii, however, the frogs became unhappy because one of them was almost eaten by a bear and it told all the other frogs and they decided to leave the islands. In more recent times frogs have been re-introduced to islands. This print shows Raven sitting contently, scratching his wing, after eating a frog. The frog, as can be expected, is not so amused by the situation; maybe he will again tell his friends that Haida Gwaii is not the place they want to live." - Jaalen Edenshaw