Through the Smokehole

Custom-Dyed Wool Applique
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  |   $6,400

EXHIBITION:

February

“I had the wool custom dyed to achieve the effect of Raven turning from white to black. In Tlingit mythology, on one of his adventures Raven stole the water to release into the world. As he was escaping, the owner of the water called for the smokehole to close. Raven’s once-white feathers turned black as he shot through with the water. The style of the blanket alludes to Raven’s transformative abilities, as the cloak represents the body, wings and tail of a bird. If worn, the wearer becomes the bird (but it is meant for wall display).”

-Alison Marks

Please note that the white specks along the black sections of wool are tiny flecks of silver glitter.