Birds have appeared in my work since 2010. I had always wanted to include a crow into a piece, but the opportunity hadn't arisen yet. Recently a flock (or murder) of crows took up residence in our neighborhood for several days. They raised quite a commotion and this led me to believe they might have had something to tell us, a message of some kind.
Because of this notion, I decided to include two crows rather than one, alluding to stories from Norse mythology. The chief god Odin employed two crows, Huginn and Muninn (Thought and Memory) to travel the nine realms and bring back news and information.
Communion with Crows, latex & acrylic paint on canvas, 55x43", 2018