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The Raven (Nevermore)


Starting with a realistic miniature of a raven, and with Edgar Allen Poe in mind, I anticipated composing a darker, more sinister piece. But when reading up on ravens, I discovered how playful and intelligent they are and decided to offer a more nuanced view of the bird.

The playfulness of ravens is represented by a game board (the goose from the Jeu de l’oie board), their intelligence by a stack of books, and the sinister view in popular culture by a Tarot card (the 8 of Swords) as well as the prominence of the black frames.

Despite the sculpture using a fair amount of black, the piece is brightened by the gold column and floor, the light yellow background, the white goose, the splashes of orange and coral, the bits of white and the reflectiveness of a choker designed with an especially good quality and cut of citrine, onyx, carnelian and Murano glass. Other components of this small sized mixed media piece include dollhouse miniatures, acrylic paint, resin, wood and paper.

Custom framed with museum glass in a sophisticated deep wooden frame in collaboration with Chevy Chase Art Gallery, Washington, DC.

Price: USD 2,500.

Frame color: Black

Size (in inches): 10" x 12” x 4"

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