About ten years ago I had a dream about a crow sitting on my left shoulder. I sculpted this terracotta piece after having the dream. (it fell off a shelf a few years ago, excuse the cracks and glue!) I wrapped a Great Blue Heron around my back and shoulder.
I included a computer drawn image of the dream in the center of a collage, the image shown above is zoomed in.
After talking about crows in my last post and I found that there is a kindred feeling many of us share towards them. I love their smart, canny ways. The crowish way they move and walk. That certain tilt to the head.
Crow lovers know what I mean and could add much more.
So I got to thinking about the crows I have at home in my own art or others.
My Picasso postcard from the Cleveland Museum of Art, of Woman with Crow. (One of my most favorite paintings!)
My stuffed felt crow made by the woman who runs the fabric shop out in Amish country.
I have more crows in garden art, on ceramic pieces from other artists...I wasn't aware of my crow volume until I took stock!
Thinking about it even more, crows are used in art quite often. Leafing through art magazines, you can find crow imagery frequently. Ubiquitous. Why? Is this part of our Collective Unconscious?
Not a crow, but a raven from a larger painting of mine. Now there's a bird I love and I've never seen one! But I will.
What's your crow story? Do you have crows in your art?