Peace doves are easy to identify/understand/like. Peace crows? Not so much. With their heavy symbolic and mythic baggage they are often bad omens, especially of death, and have no religious connection to peace, like the dove. A couple of days ago I saw a bunch of crows making a major ruckus and gathering in a local tree. I think it was just a Christmas party but I could see where they get their bad reputation.
Crows as a species are clever, social, affectionate with one another, mate for life, care for their children well into adulthood and clean up after us. What's not to like? They have higher moral standards than most humans and I dare you to show me a more attractive pigeon. Besides, isn't peace all about conquering fear and forgiving one's enemy?
Merry Christmas and Peace on Earth.
9" x 12" oil on canvas