'Artists are gnostics, and practise what the priests think is long forgotten.' - Hugo Ball

Friday, 22 August 2014

Raven's Flight

Raven's Flight © Sue Wookey
Nice shiny new painting! Well - nearly new anyway as I had it on the wall at my exhibition at the Eagle Gallery in June, but I've finally got around to making prints of it. It will be one of the paintings I'll be exhibiting at Open Studios in September (see poster on the right!).

Raven's flight is inspired by the Native American legend of Raven stealing the sun so that mankind could have warmth and light, but the painting also symbolises hope and the eternal birth of light from darkness. The words I've written to go around the border read:

If you are a true lover of the Hidden Light, 
welcome the night wings of Raven as he brings you the Sun.

You can see that I've gone a bit mad with real and suggested circles (nothing new there) and have stylised the trees that Raven is flying over so that they are very abstract (nothing new there either!). And for once I managed to do a painting without the moon in it.

Limited Edition giclee prints of Raven's Flight are available from my website at www.galleyhillart.com.