Monday, May 30, 2011

Listening To Raven~Drawings,  Myths & Realities by Beth Surdut
While I was creating The Ravens of  Truth and Memory with pen and colored pencil, heart and mind, two tiny Zuni fetish ravens carved by a married couple into black marble and bound together with turquoise and coral perched on the paper's edge. I found them through the grace of the Bronwyn the White Raven who owns Keshi in Santa Fe.
The Norse God Odin sent two Ravens out each day--one named Thought (Hugin), the other Memory (Munin). Here, I've changed Thought to Truth.
Memory allows Truth to gently pick through her feathers until both birds shine. Chosen by bird guide author  David Allen Sibley for the exhibition For the Birds at Brush Gallery in Massachusetts until June 18.
For the beginning of the Raven story that brought this mermaid to the desert, start with Drawing Raven. Meet the Raven Clan


Wrick said...

aloha Beth - one of the things that i find extremely appealing about your work is the energy and power in the line you use to depict these birds. so appropriate for your subject along with the subtle beauty of color you explore. cool. aloha.

Beth Surdut, Visual Storyteller said...

Thank you for noticing.