This limited edition print titled “Raven & Bear Releasing Salmon” by Kwagu’ł artist Calvin Hunt was hand produced by the screen-printing process.
“One day Raven spotted Bear grubbing around a rock. This went on for so long that Raven landed and asked Bear what he was doing. Bear replied that he smelled something absolutely delicious, and it was coming from under this huge rock. So Bear and Raven worked together, tugging, pushing, and pulling the rock until it came free, revealing a dark hole in the ground. Bear was too big to climb down, so Raven volunteered to fly down the tunnel to look for the source of the mouth-watering smell.
Finally, Raven came upon a winding, underground river. He followed the river until he came to the village of the Pale People. They were suspicious of Raven. However, Raven was a good talker and convinced them that he was not there to steal any of their secrets; he just wanted to taste their delicious smelling bar-b-que! Raven tasted what they called “salmon” and thought to himself, “I must have this!” While the Pale People weren’t watching, Raven stuffed salmon in his nostrils and ears and tucked some scales under his talons.
Raven stole away from the Pale People, and returned to his world through the tunnel from which he came. Bear was very anxious, but Raven bade him to wait a bit longer. He took Bear to the nearest river and there he released the salmon into the water, giving salmon to the world of daylight.” - Calvin Hunt
The edition consists of 200 signed & numbered copies. The print is 38 x 56 cm or almost 15 x 22 inches with the image being 28 x 47 cm or 11 x 18 1/2 inches.
The price includes shipping to Canada and the USA.