Original $1,200.00 / 30" x 24" acrylic on canvas.
Ravens. These intelligent, intuitive birds have conjured an array of symbolisms and lore throughput the world for centuries. Across the different cultures ravens are considered a powerful magical presence, messengers between earth and the heavens, keepers of secrets, tricksters, harbingers of change, messengers of death, overseers of spiritual death and rebirth, healers of pain and brokenness, helpers in transition and transformation, and much more.
In this painting I see something similar to the way the solstices come in and change the length of day and natural rhythms of life. I see the process of change happening in the colorful layers of paint as meanings and metaphors - from seasonal changes ascending from a misty late-summer morning upward into the winds of autumn that carry our flying friends toward winter and upward still into the celestial heavenly realms of the sun and moon, to metaphoric change of 'what was' into 'what is now' and towards 'what will be' and I also see the effect of the difficult change that the year 2020 has forced into all our lives. We all feel it, change, anxiousness and conflict that's happening all around us, in our day to day lives, in our local settings, our national situations, and in global dynamics and communities.
I'm not surprised at all to find myself articulating 'change' on canvas right now...it's the year 2020.