November 25, 2007
This is a new ink and watercolor that will be going into the show I am involved in at the Richard Goodall Gallery in Manchester, England. I love drawing ravens. Ravens are part of the family corvidae that includes crows and jays. All birds in this group, especially ravens, are very intelligent, social birds. Ravens in particular also figure into the mythology of many different cultures. In some Native American cultures, the ravens are seen as tricksters, and in others they are seen as being responsible for the placement of the sun, moon, and stars. A friend recently gifted a black onyx Zuni fetish of two joined ravens. It sits, along with another Zuni raven figurine overlooking my desk.