Reaching for the Stars by Marvin Oliver
“Reaching for the Stars” is replica of an original limited edition silk-screen serigraph created in 1999. It depicts Raven among the swirling clouds delivering an embossed sun, moon, stars and planets into the sky as Eagle surrounds them. The Raven is the transformer, trickster and creator. He stole the box of light from the chief and delivered it to the black sky. Eagle is a symbol of peace and refers to the peaceful tranquility of starry 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″x7″.
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.