It has a bright black color and a very peculiar call. Its mysterious or the sense of fear attract many people. Although it is a bird that attract many people I had never noticed how many crows are around my home until one day I accepted a commission to paint a crow. Since that time I noticed that everyday specially during the afternoon I hear its vocalization through my fireplace.
There are many things that we can find about this emblematic bird. Through the history it has been a symbol in different cultures. Most of the time as death representation. His presence in the war is a symbol of death. But they also are known as carries of information like in the Norse mythology, Odin has a pairs of crows in his shoulders Huginn and Muninn. In the Hinduism they believe that the presence of the crow in their house give omen to the people.
They also are represented as protectors. In the Buddhism and Tibetan disciplines the crows are protectors. Dharma Mahakal is represented by a raven. He was reincarnated in the first Dalai Lama. The legend tell that, during birth of Dalai Lama his home was attacked by thieves, forcing their parents to flee. When they returned they saw the Dalai Lama alive and surrounded by crows.
In the literature, the crow has been an immortalize. Who don’t know, the poem of Edgard Allan Poe? “The Raven“. Or ” The Seven Crow” by the Grimm brothers. Or the comic book series “The Crow” by James O’Barr.
Well, there are many things that I can continue mentions about this mysterious bird. But for me the crow or the raven is a bird that I immortalized through my art. The title can sound enigmatic or esoteric but isn’t mean nothing occult. Everything was created for God. He did all the things unique and with purpose. I noticed his presence around me. That does not mean it is something mystical. It is simply a noble and humble bird that every day gives me his peculiar greeting .
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