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Crow and Raven and been accomplices in my artistic messages.
The raven and the crow have a long history tied to myth and mystery. They are the tricksters, the shape shifters, the messengers and prophets, the creators of the Earth , the harbingers of death, and the gatherers of souls . Almost every culture has fascinating stories about crow and raven. From the Valkyries of the Vikings, and the Morrigan of the Irish to Tonto’s spirit guide in the recent film, “The Lone Ranger”, crow and raven play considerable roles.
As living birds they are incredibly intelligent, and cohabitants of our daily spaces.
Personifying and anthropomorphizing these birds is, for me, the perfect artistic device to create metaphor and create social and political comment in an unobtrusive way.
Like the Aesop’s Fables I explored as a child, my images are meant to be visual narratives that have a message. Like a parable, they tell a story in a more easily digestible form.
The characters of fables are often animals that act just like people but retain their animal traits. My ravens and crows enjoy doing just that. I hope you enjoy looking for the different levels of meaning that I attempt to allow my black bird friends to convey.
Feel free to stop by the gallery and studio. For samples of my work visit the gallery page here.