Raven Rex is
a large five-color image with 14 pieces of actual hand-cut
iridescent abalone shell appliqué. It portrays a particularly
splendid Raven, the principle culture hero of the Northwest
Coast Indians, standing before a classic flat frontal formline
chest design of a second Raven figure reminiscent of the box
that Raven is said to have stolen the sun from. Within the Raven
image itself is a compact formline version of Raven as a
half-human half-Raven figure holding a golden sun image.
Raven Chief is
a small lithographed version of the larger Raven Rex,
with simulated abalone shell images.