Friday, February 5, 2010

The Raven King

Well I couldn't help myself this morning when I saw the theme for 4x4 Friday (King Raven) and had to create. My Raven has a Mayan influence adorned with crown and necklace (Ravens love shiny things) along with pre-Columbian symbols and art. The background is from a journal page I made (rubber stamping, antique art images) Raven and crown (Dover images) and necklace (from a postal stamp). Ravens are a powerful symbol for me . Their lore depicts them as seekers of knowledge ( they are highly intelligent) healing and initiation, and the gift of prophecy. They love to collect and cache things they have found to create their nests and in fact, that's where the idea for "Ravenpainting " came from. This was a fun challenge!

25 comments:

  1. Just catching up on your posts - absolutely amazing!!

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  2. Such a great challenge for you. Your Mayan influence is so unique. Beautiful!

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  3. I'm SO in love with this piece, Lori! I'm fascinated with raven and crow lore. There are so many interesting stories about them. This art is exquisite, and the Mayan "flavor" is perfect!

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  4. This piece is incredible.
    The elements you have added are perfect.
    So great artwork.

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  5. Oh yes this is a king.
    Fantastic work Lori. Very impressive.

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  6. Leave it to you, Lori, to create something exotic and exquisite. Your piece really does speak to the wisdom and lore of the raven. Fabulous! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  7. Lori
    He is great! Such an interesting take on the prompt.

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  8. Gorgeous, Lori! Love the colours.

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  9. love the jewelry..fabulous raven art!

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  10. This is a great collage...hard to believe it is only 4x4...it commands it's own space...lovely!
    Mary Ann

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  11. You did both your blog name and this challenge proud with this post. Really lovely piece.

    I have many of those 2 cent stamps you used for the necklace and I have to tell you, I was shocked to see that it was the same as I have. You must have changed the color in PS, because MY postage stamps don't look that good.

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  12. You just get better and better, Lori. It's beautiful!

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  13. what a stunning artwork Lori!! the background is amazing!!!

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  14. incredible!!! i LOVE everything about ravens, crows or rooks - i made a fabric book about a raven legend a while ago; if you like to see it: http://johanna-mixedmediafun.blogspot.com/search/label/raven-legend

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  15. Oh Lori, you have outdone yourself. This piece is spectacular. BRAVO!!!

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  16. Spectacular! I always wondered where your blog name came from. a most original piece.

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  17. Firstly thanks for visiting and becoming a follower of my blog. Must say I just had a great browse through your creations and am amazed at the stuff you create. They have such interest to them. You obviously work so hard at it! x

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  18. Beautiful Lori and perfect for you! I like the elements you have used and the composition. I love watching birds from the crow family, they have such personality. I would love to stumble across a Raven's nest!

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  19. Oh I love your ravenring.
    He really looks honorable and right so.
    I love ravens, they are so clever.
    I live beneath a churchyard with a big crow- community living there in the trees,
    I can her their "Kra- kra" every day.

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  20. this is superb...thanks for all your great comments on my blog

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  21. Quirky characters, those ravens. Your art is absolutely exquisite! Have you watched the Nature episode on ravens? Very much worth the hour it takes to watch. History, myth and science of ravens. Wonderful episode, Lori. Thanks for sharing your art this week.

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