The Sentinel, 15 ft tall, saplings & paint, 2012 at Gilsland Farm, Maine. Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein!
Syrischer Maler um (1310), Kalîla and Dimma
Book of Kalîlah and Dimnah, or, The Fables of Bidpai
The Story of the Owls and the Crows (1885) by I. G. N. Keith-Falconer, M.A. (pp. 151-52):
The crow. The whole camp of the owls with their king dwell in such-and-such a place by day, and at night they have a certain great hole into which they all enter. Therefore command all the crows that everyone of them bring in his mouth a piece of dry wood, and put it at the entrance of that hole in which they live. And let one of the crows bring a spark of fire and put it in the wood, whereupon let the crows fly aloft that the fire may be fanned and burn the wood well, and if anyone of the owls come out, the fire will burn him, and if he remain inside he will die of the heat and the breath of the fire and the fumes of the smoke.
Hammered copper Raven Gargoyle sculpture by Wayne Chabre, University of Oregon, Sciences Complex, Eugene, Oregon (1987).
Shadow from Garden (c. 1925) Frank Y. Sato. Paper negative/bromide print.
Raven Urns from Restoration Hardware, 1930’s Edwardian style. Oh, yeah.
Yellow-Billed Chough, Crow. Conrad Gesner, woodcut (1560). “Historiae Animalium” (the first modern zoological work describing known animals, and the first bibliography of natural history writings).
The Raven, sculpture at a Santa Cruz Mountain home.
Art Deco Crows, from Combinaisons Ornementales.
Pencil, black marker, crayons.
Crows is just one of the 100 illustrations of taxonomy in Blackstock’s Collections (2006) by Gregory L. Blackstock, an autistic and an artistic savant.
Pink Raven 2009 by Jane Rosen. Ink and Beeswax.