Raven, c. 2005

Original size is 1125 × 2000 pixels

Beau Dick (Kwakwaka’wakw)

Red cedar, acrylic, cedar bark

31″ x 9″ x 32″ (79 x 23 x 81 cm)
includes cedar bark


Raven is one of the most important figures in the oral traditions of the Northwest Coast. As a cultural hero, a transformer, and a trickster, his adventures at the beginning of time bought the world as we know it now into existence.  It was Raven who placed the sun, moon and stars in the sky after stealing them from a supernatural chief. Raven also discovered the first humans and released them into the world.