Raven's True Love

Raven's True Love

Maynard Johnny Jr. (Coast Salish & Kwakwaka'wakw)
Regular price CAD $450.00

""Raven is the original organizer, Trickster, Transformer, teacher [and catalyst]...He is also a relentless joker...impulsive, cunning...and without remorse...In stories Raven is intelligent, curious innovative and resourceful, yet selfish, greedy...and mischievous...People respect the wolf for its strength, agility, intelligence and capacity for devotion. The wolf's vocal range and communicative powers are impressive, and Northwest Coast peoples traditionally believe in the potency and magic of speech and song. Wolf is sometimes an agent of transformation, and is a popular figure in crest, story and shamanic art...In some legends, the first Killer Whale is said to have appeared when a Supernatural White Wolf entered the sea and transformed" (Shearar 2000: 888;115). - Understanding Northwest Coast Art: A Guide to Crests, Beings and Symbols

Medium: Serigraph, ed./100

Dimensions: 18 7/8" x 26 1/2"

Location: Satellite Shop at SFU Vancouver Bookstore (Harbour Centre)



Maynard Johnny Jr, a resident of Chemainus, began his career as a teenager, and has continued his self-directed development of art-making. Recently, he began to venture from painting into jewellery and wood carving. He is inspired by notable artists including Robert Davidson, Art Thompson, Richard Hunt, and Mark Henderson. He was featured in the Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 2 exhibit at the Museum of Art and Design, New York, in 2005. In 2009, Maynard's work adorned the cedar gift boxes that were given to special guests at the Canadian Juno Music Awards.