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KUNAMOKST - West Coast Mural Mosaic
Artist:

Todd Jason Baker

Panel
#18
Title:

Sustenance

Medium:
acrylic
Panel before
Artist Comments:
This image is a close up of the salmon in the mouth of the Raven. Salmon is considered the staple food of many coastal communities, brought to the rivers and seas by the Raven. Lengends tell of how Raven stole the salmon from the Beaver people by rolling up their stream and landscape like a carpet and flying away. It was so heavy that he could only fly a short distance at a time. He would stop wherever there was a tree to rest. The Beaver people in order to stop him. They would gnaw down the trees that Raven stopped at and each time some Salmon and stream would escape forming great streams and rivers of Salmon.