November 14, 2007

"Raven Steals the Sun"

According to a Haida in the beginning the world was in total darkness.

The Raven, who had existed from the beginning of time, was tired of groping about and bumping into things in the dark.

Eventually the Raven came upon the home of an old man who lived alone with his daughter. Through his slyness, the Raven learned that the old man had a great treasure. This was all the light in the universe, contained in a tiny box concealed within many boxes.

At once the Raven vowed to steal the light.

Somehow this painting just evolved into this story even though it didn't start out that way. It is a story that I will most likely explore more through painting in the future.

You can find the rest of the story here

Raven Steals the Sun
9x12 oil on canvas

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Neda said...

Sorry, I have not left you any comments recently. Life sometimes gets in the way... If you want to have some fun, swing by my blog, I tagged you :)

Sue O'Kieffe said...

oh deb, i love love love this painting. it speaks to me on so many different levels, and i have a connection with the Haida tribe as well. well done
~sue o'kieffe

Deb Kirkeeide said...

Neda, No worries and nice to hear from you again. I just sent my answers to being tagged.
Sue, now i am just really curious! would love to hear your connection, I so glad you love the painting.