16" x 16" oil on canvas
Sometimes you just have to let a painting paint itself. This started out as a very different image, full of colour and primitive symbolism. In the end it turned out to be a white painting with a quasi-realistic representation of the endangered Ferruginous Hawk+ taking centre stage with the crows looking on from both natural and urban settings like prophets of doom. Only after painting it did I realize there were 13 of the little black devils. Including the crows was supposed to be a positive thing and I still see it that way. Corvids cache things they value and they are included as symbols of that need to value endangered species. Such clever birds.
+According to Nature Canada, there are only about 6000 Ferruginous Hawks left in Canada (2000-4000 breeding pairs).