Featured work in Preston Singletary's solo exhibition, Tlingit Modernism. This new body of work is reflective of his different styles, from representing traditional cultural objects or making contemporary abstractions inspired by Modernism. His work continues the narrative thread of Tlingit style while reflecting on new directions for an ancient culture.
"This totem is based on the iconic Tlingit story of Raven and the Box of Daylight, which tells the story of Raven who brings light via the moon, stars, and sun to a previously dark world. At the top of this totem is the mischievous Raven holding the sun, while the wealthy man and his daughter stand on the box of daylight. The original wood totem was carved by David Franklin.” Preston Singletary