I am a bit obsessed by crows. Crows, ravens, any black bird really. Don’t ask me why, because I don’t know! I think part of me loves them because they can sometimes be the outcast, shunned and unpopular. People say all sorts of nonsense about crows. It wouldn’t be like that if they were pure white, or even brown. But black somehow makes them evil and cunning and bad to have around.
Working with them in art work can be tricky, because they are so dark. It can be hard to design something around them that incorporates that darkness. They will naturally be the focus of whatever you put them in, and tend to suit more monochromatic colour schemes, or darker hues at least.
To me, they suit a somehow spiritual, almost religious theme, and symbolise strength and self-belief, opportunity and thought. So, this collage came together with that in mind. Mr Crow here could almost be wearing a monocle and a top hat (damn – why didn’t I think of that earlier?!) – he’s very dashing and proud. He is definitely his own higher power. Ain’t nobody making him do anything he doesn’t wanna do – he makes his own decisions and has faith in himself! He answers (caw caw!) to no one but his own inner being. He is clever and brave and inventive.
He will, however, feel no shame at all about going through your rubbish bins, or eating gross, dead things off the road 🙂
Thanks for stopping by – have faith in yourselves today x