Raven's True LoveMaynard Johnny Jr. (Coast Salish & Kwakwaka'wakw)
""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)