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Serigraph, Edition of 600
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In many First Nation cultures the Raven is known to be the Creator God’s primary assistant and thus is responsible for the organization of all things as we know it. He is anointed with being the Trickster, Transformer, teacher and catalyst whilst being a relentless schemer, joker, impulsive and cunning- essentially he is the good and bad of us all. In many stories, Raven is known to be curious, intelligent, resourceful, yet selfish, greedy and deceitful. He is the primary figure in various myths- Giving Light to the World, Fresh-water to the Haida Gwaii, Discovering Man in the Clamshell and many more. Raven is commonly depicted in many First Nation arts, myths and legends.
In Norman Tait’s Shadow of Raven, the Raven symbolizes the two sides of nature. Within all of us, there are two sides- one being the mischievous, playful side as depicted by the raven whilst the Frog which is situated behind the Raven references ‘us’ as the real person. This notion of duality is a prominent seen within many First Nation artworks, in which the unity of the two make construct the whole.