KUNAMOKST - West Coast Mural Mosaic
Artist:

Robert Bateman

Panel
#93
Title:

Raven

Medium:
acrylic
Panel before
Artist Comments:
The raven has gravitas. This is perhaps because of intelligence as well as large size and serious black colour.  There is nothing frivolous about the raven; even so, ravens enjoy playing, performing impressive aerobatics seemingly for the joy of it.  Their vocalizations go beyond mere bird cries - they seem to almost talk to each other.
The raven has a privileged position in many native cultures as a trickster - he is the hero of disorder, transformation and change. In legend, it is the raven who found mankind in a clamshell, cracked it open and released us into the world.