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'Thanks?' by Clinton Work

Clint Work native artist Clinton Work Haida raven print

'Raven Bringing Light to the World' is a familiar creation myth in many Native cultures and its story is often recaptured in different interpretations. Kwakwaka'wakw artist Clinton Work has chosen to see the story in both a positive and negative light in his first limited edition print titled Thanks?. The fractured image depicts the exact moment that Raven brought light to the world, showing the momentary transition from darkness to light. The formline switches from positive to negative, contrasting this change. This piece shows how this transformation was a balance of positive and negative effects, stimulating thought about light and...

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