ROY HENRY VICKERS GALLERY
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THE TRICKSTER - CONSIGNMENT #49/50

Edition Date: 2010
Artist: Roy Henry Vickers
Medium: Serigraph
Image Size: 19" x 12"

Raven is the trickster in our ancients legends. This bird is very intelligent and fun. I've witnessed the tricks of raven in the wild many times and one incident that comes to mind involves a black bear. One day on the coast near Bella Bella we were enjoying the sunshine as we put out crab traps in a large bay with a beautiful grassy shoreline. I was watching a black bear as it wandered the beach looking for food. High above the bear a raven was flying along, it looked down on the bear and dove straight at the bear pulling up just short of the back but close enough that it's feet hit the bear. The bear took off at a good run for about fifty meters and stopped to look back to see what had startled it. Meanwhile the raven had risen to the sky and was flying undetected by the bear. As I worked on this rendition of trickster holding the sun I broke out in a smile at this bird that is so full of fun and food. It is said that Raven was born white and turned black because it got stuck in the smoke hole of a chief's house after eating so much of the smoked fish that hung in the rafters.

Story

Raven is the trickster in our ancients legends. This bird is very intelligent and fun. I've witnessed the tricks of raven in the wild many times and one incident that comes to mind involves a black bear. One day on the coast near Bella Bella we were enjoying the sunshine as we put out crab traps in a large bay with a beautiful grassy shoreline. I was watching a black bear as it wandered the beach looking for food. High above the bear a raven was flying along, it looked down on the bear and dove straight at the bear pulling up just short of the back but close enough that it's feet hit the bear. The bear took off at a good run for about fifty meters and stopped to look back to see what had startled it. Meanwhile the raven had risen to the sky and was flying undetected by the bear. As I worked on this rendition of trickster holding the sun I broke out in a smile at this bird that is so full of fun and food. It is said that Raven was born white and turned black because it got stuck in the smoke hole of a chief's house after eating so much of the smoked fish that hung in the rafters.