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Raven Sculpture by ou8nrtist2 Raven Sculpture by ou8nrtist2
One of my early pieces,commissioned from someone in my hometown on the coast of Maine after my return from a 10 year self imposed exile.
My father was not pleased. He had still at this point not come to terms with the fact that I too had decided to become a sculptor and follow in his footsteps...

When I was a child I (helped)raise 5 baby ravens in the wild.The parents never got closer than about 5 feet from me but they "allowed" me to hand feed their 5 babies,and it was on this same cliff in the photograph.Ravens exhibit a multitude of unusual and eccentric traits.They are extremely intelligent and possess remarkable senses.It is no wonder that they are considered mystical beings in many cultures.

welded steel-life size.
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SculptorBoris Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
surprised i have not seen this one yet. a couple years ago in a nat'l geo or maybe scientific american magazine, i read a fascinating article on ravens. they are recognized as possibly the most intelligent of the bird families. this piece is very intricate and i bet very difficult to make. i often watch ravens as they try to figure out how to open a bag of chips left by someone in the trash or communicate with one another vocally or with body language. i think you've captured it very well.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional
Thank you Boris,
The raven is definitely one of the most intelligent of birds,perhaps only surpassed by the California scrub jay which is actually a related species corvidae i believe.
Won't you join us in a new group called Smiths-R-Us.
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SculptorBoris Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
thanks for the invite. is it ok that i am not a metal smith? i do use metal in some of my sculptures, just not focusing on it as a medium.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional
Sorry about that,I realized as soon as i posted ,that you don't work in metal...
My bad...
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SculptorBoris Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
no prob
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional
Forgive me my friend,
You don't work with metal of course,my mistake...
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primalfuryan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautifully done LOVE IT:iconshinyheartplz:direct to my:iconfavplz:
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional
Why thank you...
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silverfernn Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
how wonderful to be able to forge your early memories into your adult/mature art!!!
thank you so much for sharing your story. makes your work so much more approachable on this 2 dimensional medium.
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ou8nrtist2 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional
I wish more (on here)would share their process and techniques as well...
My ancestors came from Cork in 1849.
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