A special exhibition by brothers Trevor and Jason Hunt, "Through the Eyes of the Raven" offers a unique opportunity to experience art from the perspective of the artists—and their ancestors.
The Hunt brothers will open a showing of their works at Arctic Raven Gallery on June 8 at 130 South First Street in Friday Harbor. Please call 378.3433 if you have questions.
"When we carve, our ancestors carve," says Trevor. "Through my eyes, others can see and through my hands, others can feel." Past carvers of the Raven Clan will seem present as thousands of wood chips are removed to reveal today’s new creations.
As observers, we may capture a glimpse of how past artists were inspired by a promising new piece of wood and how time-honored traditions guided their hands. This perspective allows us to more fully understand the art.
Trevor and Jason, descended from the Raven Clan on Vancouver Island, come from a long line of acclaimed carvers. They often work closely with their father, renowned Stanley Hunt. Their grandfather, the iconic Henry Hunt, was the head carver at Thunderbird Park in Victoria for most of his adult life.
Their great grandfather Mungo Martin embodied Kwakiutl culture and dedicated his life to carving in public during the dark times when the art was outlawed.