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White Raven

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  • Edition Size:
  • 150 signed and numbered, 15 artist's proofs, 15 remarques, 2 printer's proofs
  • Paper Size:
  • 51 x 51 cm, 20 x 20 inches
  • Image Size:
  • 41 x 41 cm, 16 x 16 inches
  • Publication Year:
  • 2020

White Raven is Trevor Husband's first limited edition print. It shows the legend of Raven, who, according to oral tradition, was originally white and stole the sun and the moon to bring light to the world.

Trevor Husband explains: "Growing up on Haida Gwaii, there was a white raven that appeared in the early 90's in the town of Port Clements. It would perch on the power lines near the gas station. Everyone knew it was special, and we would ask if you had seen it if you drove through Port. One of the versions of the well-known legend of "Raven Steals the Sun" tells that Raven used to be white, but after he stole the sun for the people of Earth, he got burnt from carrying it down from the sky chief. After that he turned black.

This piece shows White Raven carrying the sun, just before he turns black. The Sun is shown as an egg, as it is in its infancy. Inside Raven is man, who Raven sacrifices his feathers for to bring them the light. The feather above Raven's head symbolizes this sacrifice."

This design is printed in semi translucent white ink on black paper, emphasizing the relationship between White and Black Raven.

Follow this link for some great nature photographs of white ravens.

This limited edition silk screen print titled "White Raven" by Trevor Husband was hand produced by the screen-printing process. It is the only limited-edition printing of this design. The artist has inspected and signed each copy in the edition. The printer has destroyed all trial copies and obliterated the printing stencils.

Published by Cedar Hill Long House Native Art Prints.