This Raven Head Sculpture was hand-carved and painted by Kwakwaka'wakw artist Rod Smith. It had been carved from basswood, sits on a removable red cedar base, and has been painted in white, black, and green acrylic. Rod is perhaps best known for his precise and elegant painting style.
The sculpture, including the base, measures approximately 10 1/4 inches or 26 centimeters high, 7 inches or 17 3/4 centimeters wide, and 4 inches or 10 centimeters deep.
Mischievous and curious, the Raven plays many important roles in Pacific Northwest Coast Culture. For some, he symbolizes creation, transformation, knowledge, prestige as well as the complexity of nature and the subtlety of truth.
Find more information about The Raven native symbol.
The last image shows Rod holding the sculpture.
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