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And then Raven opened a box of daylight
  • Dale Burlison DeArmond
    1914–2006
    born: Bismark, North Dakota, United States ; died: Sitka, Alaska, United States ; active: United States
  • And then Raven opened a box of daylight, 1970
  • Where object was made: Juneau, Alaska, United States
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 481 x 291 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 18 15/16 x 11 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 563 x 371 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 22 3/16 x 14 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 25 x 20 in
  • Gift of Margaret E. Haggan, M.D.
  • Not on display
  • 2007.7751
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

The image is of a black bird, identified as Raven, opening a box in front of a light blue sky. The white sun has a face and black lines to the box, suggesting it emerged from the box. There is red detail on the raven and the box.