Guardian of Light, 2016

Guardian of Light,
9.75 × 7 in.
Reclaimed wool, satin binding, embroidery floss, thread
Collection of Dwayne Epp & Mark Tilbe
Seattle, WA

When Roger Fernandes (Lower Elwha Band of the S’Klallam Indians) tells the story of Raven Bringing Light, he adds a different ending. In the revised ending, Raven contemplates taking back the light because humans may not have been ready to take care of it; this ending is intended to be a warning that we need to take care of each other and the environment.