The White Raven
The White Raven
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11.5 by 7 by 15 in.
Acrylic on Wood

Copyright © 2007 Shane Tweten    Zoom Image

Year Created:2007
Description:This piece was made from red cedar, cedar bark, rabbit fur, acrylic paint and an oil and wax finish.
Artist's Comments: The White Raven is mentioned in legends and myths in both Northwest Coast and Celtic cultures. Before the Raven was black, he was white. Some legends say it was when he brought fire from the sun to the earth using a branch, and as the branch burned, the soot and sparks turned him black. Other legends say that when the birds were painted their colors raven and crow were last in line, due to their tardiness, when it came to their turn there weren't any colors left, only black, and that is why they fight to this day.
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