Thursday, July 7, 2011
The Reason Why
The character of Raven appears as trickster and bringer of magic in stories that fly through time and territory, his cleverness ultimately providing humans with surprising benefits.
Enduring creatures, Ravens appear in the Lascaux cave paintings, the Bible, Babylonian flood myths, Norse, Celtic, and Native American stories and more. Raucous, rowdy, defiant, sensual and smart, their cleverness is admired by scientists, their mystery acknowledged throughout world cultures.
A jewelry maker from Boston, graduate of the esteemed North Bennet Street School, gave this Raven to a dear friend in New Mexico who knew the pleasure of sitting with her dog named Bear and talking to ravens. Soon after the dog died, a raven feather appeared on the front stoop. The owner believes that the feather is a message from Bear.
Solo exhibition of Listening to Raven including this drawing and story at Wells Fargo Bank Gallery in Santa Fe,corner of Paseo de Peralta and Washington Ave. Open 6 days a week with free parking.