Moon Catcher by Marvin Oliver
This print is a replica of an original limited edition silk-screen serigraph created in 1995.
Moon Catcher depicts Orca with Eagle emerging from the waves, while Raven, forming the dorsal fin, holds the embossed moon in his beak. Orca is said to protect those who travel away from home and lead them back when the time comes. The Raven is the transformer, trickster and creator. He holds onto the Moon, which he stole from a chief, preparing to release it into the sky. The design is created in the Northwest Coast style.
The double matted prints have a black accent mat with a natural white mat overlay. Each matted print is 8″x 10″ with a print size of 5″x 7″.
About the Artist
Marvin Oliver (Quinault/Isleta-Pueblo) is one of the Northwest Coast’s foremost contemporary sculptors and printmakers, who has made strides in the art world for the development and recognition of Native American Contemporary Fine Art. Oliver’s career spans over 40 years, and he has worked in a variety of media including cedar, bronze, steel and glass. He has also become renowned for the grand size of his sculptures such as the 26 foot long suspended steel and glass piece “Mystical Journey” at the Seattle Children’s Hospital. Oliver’s monumental public works have been installed throughout the state of Washington and the United States, Canada, Japan and Italy. Oliver is also a professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington, and serves as Adjunct Curator of Contemporary Native American Art.