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U014.3.618
Artist / Maker : Young, Wayne
Title : Raven and the First People
Date (Execution) : 2006
Geographical Origin : British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group : Nisga'a, Haida
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Serigraph
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : screen prints
Visual Description : Three simplistic, naked figures crouch at the bottom of the work while a large black and red raven bursts above them.
Accession # : U014.3.618
Width (cm) : 38.25
Height (cm) : 55.25
Depth (cm) :
Mandatory Credit : Gift from the Collection of George and Christiane Smyth
Artist Statement : "In days of legend Raven, going along the coast, discovered a huge clam shell. He couldn't understand why it was so huge. He discovered people inside the shell. They had just been created. Raven didn't understand why the people didn't look like him. He fully opened up the shell and let the people come out. Raven nurtured them, which was probably the first unselfish act he had done." Statement by Vincent Rickard, Pacific Editions, related by Wayne Young.