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Artist / Maker : Thomas, Dylan ; Qwul'thilum
Title : Before the Light
Date (Execution) : 2009
Geographical Origin : Vancouver Island; British Columbia; Canada
Cultural Group : Coast Salish, Lyackson
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : First Nations formline print design in horizontal format. The symmetrical design is contained within a rectangle, at the centre is a circular anthropomorphic moon face and raven head and wings on either side, in colours blue and black on white paper.
Accession # : U014.3.589
Width (cm) : 55.50
Height (cm) : 18.00
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "This design is inspired by an old legend. Before Raven brought light to the world he was white. Going through the smoke hole turned him black. This design depicts Raven before he brought the light in the world; before there were stars and the moon."