In Tlingit legends, it is said that Raven brought light to the world
when he stole the sun from an ancient Chief and gave it to the People.
The Chief had kept the sun in a cedar box, but through cunning and
trickery, Raven seized it in his beak and excaped through the smoke
hole of the Chief's lodge. The rising smoke turned Raven's feathers
black, as they remain to this day.
This piece is the model or "maquette" for the 10-foot high
bronze and stainless steel sculpture placed in Peratrovich Park in
downtown Anchorage, Alaska in 2008. It is intended to be interpreted
as a futuristic totem pole.
The park and the sculpture are dedicated to the artist's parents,
Tlingit leaders Roy and Elizabeth Peratrovich, for their work in getting
the nation's first anti-discrimination act signed into law in the
Alaska Territorial Legislature on February 16, 1945.
h x 8” w x 6” d
Limited Edition of 50
OF THE RAVEN (Maquette)
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