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Artist / Maker : Heron, Dean
Title : Raven Dance
Date (Execution) : 2001
Geographical Origin : Yukon Territory; British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Kaska (Kaska Dena), Tlingit
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : Paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Black, red and white raven with face turned sideways to give a profile of the beak. Wings outstretched to either side of the body.
Accession # : U014.3.233
Width (cm) : 38.00
Height (cm) : 46.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "The Raven has always been at the centre of First Nations mythology. There are countless stories of how he brought us the sun, the moon and the stars. Also known as the Trickster, he was able to transform himself in to the shape of humans and animals. It is his universal appeal as the hero and the villain that, I think, draws many to him, and it is for this reason that I like him. This particular design is very traditional; the Raven is seen from the front, with his wings spread out wide, as if in a dance." - Dean Heron