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Nov 14, 2007, 1:13:57 PM
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Raven Storm by AaronPaquette Raven Storm by AaronPaquette
When I was 20, I drove into the mountains to stay for a while. On my way, I stopped off just outside of Hinton, finding an isolated place to sleep and fish. I just finished setting up camp when a strange sound started to spread through the shallow valley, getting louder and more confused by the moment. I walked out to shore and from around a bend came what seemed like hundreds of black ravens silhoutted against the glowing sky, screaming their crackling urgent song. It went on forever and like a cloud they passed by, rushing downriver. I always wondered what they were singing, and I wanted to take flight and find the mysterious end to their sunset journey.

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24" x 36"
Mixed Media
on Canvas
2007
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Lydia-Encyclopedia Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
This is absolutely amazing. May I ask you a question?
I'm a Blackfeet woman from the Southern Pikuni Blackfeet of Montana. When I first saw this painting, I fell in love with it, and I've been dreaming about the image and thinking it over, and think that I may want to use it as my very first tattoo- A symbol of my personal growth, inner strength, and taking pride in my Indigenous heritage and my community. But I don't want to use it in that way without permission from the original creator and without knowing if you would be okay with it being used in that fashion. I don't want to appropriate or steal. Could you let me know what your thoughts are on this? Thanks!
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micro71 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
I really love the red and black when you mix them up!

nice work (:
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QwikDrah Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008   General Artist
Even though silhouettes are so 2-D, the subtle change in density in the trees and the change of scale in the birds creates a nice illusion of depth. And your words create just enough narration to complete the viewing experience. I'm glad you share your art and your thoughts with the rest of us.
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anarchyrecoil Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2008
Yay! The print just arrived today and looks great on the wall with "Creation"!
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gonecanuck Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
I think it is one of my favorites from you
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AaronPaquette Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Thanks, Svita.
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elegaer Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008
this is just *wonderful*! I'm in awe. So simple but so inspiring.
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AaronPaquette Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Appreciate it, el.
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ares322 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
very striking image.
great stuff
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AaronPaquette Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Thanks Sam
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