Measuring 10" tall by 18" long, this sleek. Sculpture has a minimalist West Coast feel. Designed by First Nations artist, Noel Brown, it is made from hand-cut steel. Raven is one of the most important figures in Northwest Coast art, stories, and history. The story of Raven releasing or stealing the Sun, Moon, and sometimes elements is told in variant form in every Nation up the coast of B.
Though details vary Nation to Nation, even community to community. Raven has the ability to transform both itself and other beings and is frequently considered the liaison to the Creator, having helped shape the world. Raven can even change animate to inanimate matter, and vice versa. Often, Raven is depicted with human traits to communicate its ability to transform.
The Raven placed the sun and moon in the sky so the world would have light and also put the trees on land and fish in water. One Haida story tells of Raven stealing the rivers of the Beaver people by rolling them up like a carpet and flying away with them. The pack was so heavy that Raven would stop on trees to rest. While perched, the Beaver people would transform into animal form and chew down the tree Raven was in, causing it to drop some water and Salmon from the pack and allowing the great rivers and salmon to populate the entire West Coast. Haida oral history also documents that this supernatural creature opened a giant clamshell after the great flood to release man into the world.
"Steel raven sculpture", "noel brown artist", "spirit gallery horseshoe". The item "Steel Northwest Coast Native American Raven Standing Sculpture" is in sale since Wednesday, December 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Canada\ Aboriginal". The seller is "artfromabove" and is located in Vancouver, British Columbia.This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.