Saturday, October 31, 2009
I really like crow and raven imagery..and it seems like lots of other people do too, judging from the number of ravens on display in galleries and stores. Obviously, I am not the only one who finds ravens to be cool.
From mythology: The Raven is a central figure in West Coast native traditions from California to Alaska. Among his many feats, he stole the moon and sun from the Sky Chief and put them in the sky, brought humans the first berries and salmon, and (according to several traditions) called the first humans up from the earth, or discovered the first human babies within a clamshell. Raven was perpetually hounded by the trickster-god, Coyote.
I purposefully made my Halloween Raven slick. Woe to the Coyote that tries to trick him.
Oil on 9 x 12 Wallis sanded paper