Wednesday, May 22, 2013

new work in pencil... "book of dreams"

new work in pencil...

*Tricksters- harbingers- light bringers- gossips and mimics. Intelligent and vocal, ravens hold a universal role in mythology having been with man since the beginning. We humans always wanting identify ourselves to the world around us, how can anyone miss these birds?

They note us, and remember anyone who creates mischief for them. Across the world, they are imbued with shape-shifting abilities both positive and negative in relation to their cultural connections.

“To have a raven’s knowledge” is an Irish proverb meaning to have a seer’s supernatural powers. Ravens are the favorite bird of Lludd- the Celtic god of artists and artisans - He was said to have two ravens to attend to all of his needs similar to Odin

*Norse Legend, Odin (the warrior god) relied on his two ravens Huginn and Muginn (thought and memory) to fly around the world every day and keep him informed.
*For Numerous Northwest Tribes, the Raven is known as a benevolent figure of the “first people“, a shaper of the world ( noted for having placed the stars- the moon and sun in the sky) for mankind is at the same time a trickster character, with the uncanny knack of getting himself and those around him into mischief.
*There is wisdom in a raven’s head.” – Gaelic Proverb