Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Crow Story: A Tale From the Oak Grove
Evo, lithograph on gampi, 8 1/2 x 14 1/2"
The Warmth of the Light Sank Inward, and His Heart Dissolved, lithograph on gampi, 8 1/2 x 14 1/2"
The Last Flight of Crova, lithograph on gampi, 8 1/2 x 14 1/2"
Three of six lithographs from Crow Story. The characters in this fable are mostly crows and trees. The story was written when I was at George Mason University studying Native American cultures with Shepard Krech. Some of the ethnographic material comes from Tom Blackburn's December's Child. And, of course, very little of the ethnographic record of the Chumash would have survived without the lifelong efforts of John Peabody Harrington. Evo was an oak tree that lived along a path in San Roque where I used to walk Ariel when she was a baby in Santa Barbara.