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featherlady
08-30-2001, 07:36 PM
"Raven was on the beach one day, and found an enormous clamshell. it was partially open, and he could see people peering from within. Raven hopped up and encouraged the people to come out and join him in his world. Hesitantly, they emerged and became the first Haida."

I *love* PNW First Nations art and legends. I've been reading books and making a great study of Tlingit, Haida, and Kwaquitl art, trying to learn the basics of it. This Raven story is one of my favorites, along with Natsilane and the creation of killer whales. I may have to try that one, too.

RuthT
08-30-2001, 10:25 PM
Glad to see you got your eyes uncrossed featherlady so that you could create this lovely drawing :)
Very interesting to read about the legend too.

artdude
08-31-2001, 09:25 AM
GREAT piece featherlady :D I've always loved native art. They always have a story or legend behind them. Such interesting art pieces. Yours goes along with the story real well. :)

digistyle
08-31-2001, 11:47 PM
Very nice work. I really like the patterns and bold lines of the clamshell.

digistyle