And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made: And he sent forth a raven, which went forth to and fro, until the waters were dried up from off the earth.
Genesis 8: 6-7
Messengers through the ages
Ravens are the subject of myth and folklore reaching back earlier than Greek mythology. Their ascribed meaning continues into the present day. Their message is neither inherently good or bad. It rests upon the time and culture of its flight.
My paintings question the Raven’s message for us today. As you look upon the images, ponder our actions, or lack thereof, consider the news back to us as it soars above what we can’t see. I challenge you to keep an open mind about this black bird and let its message yet be told. Will it return from flight with words of optimism or despair? Being neither written in stone or fated, it is we who choose what the Raven sees and reports. It straddles two worlds, but there is a place of hope within their call if we listen and act. With no room for complacency, we make the difference.