I think the question I'm asked most often is why I paint crows. I suppose the short answer to the question is that I like them, but this painting, as it turns out, provides a more detailed explanation. The piece is called Steady Crow in the Autumn Wind and as you can see, it depicts a crow, calmly perched on a post as the strong cool winds of fall whip everything up around him. I see myself in the crow. It's an amazing creature; I know of no other species of animal that is so adaptable, that has successfully found a way to live and survive in all corners of the world. That's pretty amazing when you think about it.
Life often sends us cold winds. They come in the form of any number of troubles, money troubles, relationship struggles, opposition ... I could go on forever. These challenges naturally throw us for a loop from time to time. The "wind", as it were, knocks us around a bit, takes our feet out from under us. But what I've learned is if you can be like the crow, strong and steady with a solid knowledge of who you are and what you stand for, even in the face of that wind.....it eventually loses its power and what's left is you, even stronger than before.