What the Crows Brought Me

These assemblage reliquaries honor the sacred exchange of recognition and transference between species. Through a progression of dimensional, staged vignettes, I have provided a visual narrative of the give-and-take relationship that can develop over time with a local murder of crows. Each work cleverly reveals a fictional flock’s daily delivery of found objects picked and presented as gifts of gratitude.   

One for Sorrow

One for Sorrow

2022 assemblage 15.4” x 5” x 3.5”

Two for Joy

Two for Joy

2022 assemblage 12.5” x 4.5” x 4”

Three for a Girl

Three for a Girl

2022 assemblage 13” x 4.5” x 4”

Four for a Boy

Four for a Boy

2022 assemblage 15” x 5” x 3.5”

Six for Gold

Six for Gold

2022 assemblage 11” x 4” x 4”

Five for Silver

Five for Silver

2022 assemblage 14.5” x 5” x 3.5”

Seven for a Secret Never Told

Seven for a Secret Never Told

2022 assemblage 12.5” x 5” x 4”

Eight for a Wish

Eight for a Wish

2022 assemblage 14.5” x 5” x 3.5”

Nine for a Kiss

Nine for a Kiss

2022 assemblage 12.5” x 4.5” x 4”

Ten for a Time of Joyous Bliss

Ten for a Time of Joyous Bliss

2022 assemblage 12.5” x 3.5” x 3.5”

Blessings in Disguise

Blessings in Disguise

2022 assemblage 21” x 13.5” x 3”

Love Must Extend to the Crows on the Roof

Love Must Extend to the Crows on the Roof

2022 assemblage 15” x 9.5” x 3”

It's the Little Things That Count

It's the Little Things That Count

2022 assemblage 20” x 14” x 4”

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

2022 assemblage 18” x 18” x 4”

Don't Crow til You Are Out of the Woods

Don't Crow til You Are Out of the Woods

2022 assemblage 14.5” x 17” x 4.5”

A Gift Without the Giver is Bare

A Gift Without the Giver is Bare

2022 assemblage 14” x 14” x 3”

How Long is a Piece of String

How Long is a Piece of String

2022 assemblage 15.5” x 12” x 2”

Change Always Comes Bearing Gifts

Change Always Comes Bearing Gifts

2022 assemblage 14” x 14” x 3”

A Message as Clever as the Crow is Black

A Message as Clever as the Crow is Black

2022 assemblage 16.5” x 23” x 5”

The Way the Crow Flies

The Way the Crow Flies

2022 assemblage 13.5” x 11” x 6”

I'll Keep this Moment Here

I'll Keep this Moment Here

2022 assemblage 13” x 11.5” x 1.5”