Title: The Crows / Garjját
Technique: Serigraphy printed by Catharina Landberg at Atelier Landberg
Number of colors: 10
Paper: Arches 356 g
The serigraph is made after the embroidery "Kråkorna" from 1981 which is at the University of Tromsø. In Sami mythology, people talk about the importance of different animals and what they symbolize. Crows symbolize authority. They rule over others, spare no means, and plunder everything that gets in their way.
Britta Marakatt-Labba was born in 1951 and grew up in a reindeer herding family in Saarivuoma Sami village. She began her artistic career in 1979 after completing her studies at the School of Art and Design in Gothenburg. Early on, she became involved with other Sami newly trained artists in building and forming a Sami artists' organization.