• Raven Makes the World

    Greg Karpain

  • $50.00

  • Description

    The symbolic meaning of the Raven in Native American Indian lore, describes the raven as a creature of metamorphosis, and symbolizes change/transformation. Some southwestern tribes, such as the Hopi, Navajo, and Zuni, felt the raven was the bringer of light. Consequently, the raven is considered a venerated bird of creation, for without the raven, humans would forever live in darkness. The Raven is often considered a trickster because of its transforming/changing attributes. Honored for its shape-shifting qualities, the Raven was called upon in ritual so that visions could be clarified. Native holy men understood that what the physical eye sees, is not necessarily the truth, and therefore, they would call upon the Raven for clarity in these matters.


    Media: Pastel, Mixed Media Collage

    Size of original: 11x14

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