** A University of Alaska-Fairbanks graduate in Photojournalism/Art.
** Freelance Photographer, Digital/Acrylic Artist and Painter.
** Owner/Artist of Digital Raven Art and Photography
Ravens have always fascinated me. I love to watch them interact with each other. They have attitude. They are survivors. Some are beautiful and some are riddles with scars. Some are very smart, some not.
My grandmother (who was Native American) use to say to me that if she was ever given the choice, she would like to return as a raven. I use to think about that also... after she passed away. Then I would watch them and think of her.
In literature ravens are often vilified or used as a portent of doom. In Native Alaskan tales they are often shown to be very tricky, untrustworthy but strangely heroic and sometimes very funny. Whatever their roles may be, they are interesting... and in Alaska they are everywhere.
So I adopted them as my hallmark. I often put them somewhere in my digital art: sometimes as a shadow, a reflection, flying through the air, a carving or as a tattoo on a young girl's ankle. My kids would always try to find the raven in my work.
My hope is that you will come to enjoy them as much as I do.