Teresa Vander Meer-Chass (Upper Tanana)
Bicycle tire tube, wire, batting, cardboard, found tire, seed
and bugle beads, nylon thread, wood
On loan from the artist
My little Raven buddy was created during a collaborative project called Scavenging for the Many Faces of Raven where artist Nicole Bauberger and I collected blown tires from the side of roadways and created sculptures that resemble Ravens. I’ve always been attracted to Ravens and have interacted with them my whole life. After studying and watching them for long periods of time, I have started to notice their individual personalities. The Raven attempts to draw out a personality of its own by expressing the characteristics of other Ravens.