This piece was inspired by a crow I lived with for many years, her name was Copper she was named after my studio. She talked and went for walks with me in the woods. She tolerated the dogs that lived with us and made friends with the family but her heart belonged to me and mine to her. The only time I was not chosen first was when there was a bright and beautiful object in sight such as my wedding ring or a new red bead.
When I made the leash for this piece I thought of Copper and how she might of grabbed it and made horrid noises to and frighten me away, she didn’t share well.
Waiting for dinner.
She tried to take Thomas the Train back to her nest.
"Walking Raven" stands almost 4 feet tall.
Her crown not only has a bead Copper would love but is made from an old metal tape measure.
Body detail and assemblage necklace.Her cloak is made from cotton and bright colored silk strips.
This piece will be at the The Dalles Art Center show in June.
This has been nice thinking of my old friend Copper.