Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Next Shaman

The Kwakiutl of British Columbia offered a child's afterbirth to the beaks of ravens in hopes that the boy would grow to learn the language of corvids. All those hopes and superstitions focused on a tiny body that might learn Raven's wisdom, trickery, creativity and magic--- a new messiah, the next Dalai lama, the next peacemaker. Perhaps this little juvie is the next shaman.

4 comments:

Coreopsis said...

Wonderful drawing! I'm going to have to look at your other bird drawings.

INDIGENE said...

Beautiful texture and colors~

Sarah Melling said...

Beautiful. I share your interest in birds.

theodraws said...

Fantastic rendering! The texture and tonal range with a limited palette is terrific.