My latest print - "A Box of Light"
In ancient times, the world was dim and there was no sun in
the sky warming the day. Raven, the trickster, learned that an old man had the
sun stored away in a cedar box. He lived with his daughter in a big-house far
to the north, and Raven decided that he would steal the sun from the old man.
He arrived at the house to see the daughter drawing water from a spring near
their house, and he transformed himself into a cedar sprig and fell into the
water. A short time later the girl drank the water, and the next day she gave
birth to a beautiful baby boy, who was the Raven transformed.
The old man was overjoyed to be a grandfather and loved to
play with his grandson. He was greatly surprised to find that the baby grew
into a toddler, then a young boy in only a few days. The boy was precocious and
was played with everything in the house. The one thing that he wasn’t allowed
to touch was the old-fashioned cedar box that the old man kept in the back of
But the boy cried and cried until the old man finally gave
his grandson the box to play with. The boy took it outside, seemingly to play
with it outdoors, but as soon as he was outside of the house he transformed
back into Raven, took the cedar box in his beak and flew away. He flew high,
high into the sky, laughing at his own cleverness. But when he reached the
clouds a gust of wind blew the box out of his mouth, and as it fell the lid
opened, the sun escaped and floated up towards the sky world where it stayed; shining
its light on the world below.
Edition: 50 prints, 26” x 15”