Raven PendantJoe Wilson (Kwakwaka'wakaw)
"Raven is one of the most important beings in Northwest Coast art and [oral-histories], although the nature of his role varies from one culture to the next, and his predominance diminishes from North to South...Raven has the power to transform both himself and other beings. He can even change animate to inanimate matter and vice versa. In [oral histories] Raven is intelligent, curious, innovative and resourceful, yet selfish [...] and mischievous" (Shearar 2000: 88). – Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols
Medium: Hand-carved oxidized sterling silver
Dimensions: 1" x 1½"
Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)