Artist(s): Cim MacDonald

Keeper of Secrets – Inspired By Emily Carr

Mural Routes Member(s): Chemainus Festival of Murals Society Completed: 2016

Dimensions: 3.66m x 2.44m (12’ x 8’)

Best Viewed: In the lane between Utopia Bakery and Bonnie Martin Restaurant

“Emily Carr Series #3: Keeper of Secrets – Inspired By Emily Carr”

The raven is an important symbol in First Nations cultures of the Northwest Coast. The bird stole the sun, moon, and stars for humans, bringing light to the world. It also had supernatural powers and used them to obtain important things for humans, such as fresh water, salmon, and fire. Known as the Keeper of Secrets, Raven possessed knowledge of hunting and the world, and shared these secrets with First Nations peoples. The mural contains a reproduction of Emily Carr’s Big Raven.

(Please drop by the Chemainus Visitors Centre to buy your Official Mural Guide. Proceeds from the sale go to the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society).

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Location: A-9780 Willow St., Chemainus BC. V0R1K0 Get Directions