Baron Von Rothbart (from Swan Lake) -- Swan Lake‘s villainous sorcerer who curses heroine Odette, transforming her into a swan. You’ll need: Feathers; an equally-evil daughter; dry-ice machine Potential confusion: ”No, I’m not a bird”
In northern Northwest Coast mythology, Raven is the powerful figure who transforms the world. Stories tell how Raven created the land, released the people from a cockle shell and brought them fire. Raven stole the light and brought it out to light up the world. Yet Raven is a trickster---often selfish, hungry and mischievous. He changes the world only by cleverly deceiving others in his never-ending quest for food.
Kate MccGwire, "Discharge" (detail of site specific installation), 2010. Mixed media with pigeon feathers. "the feathers erupt in their thousands from a hole in an otherwise pristine museum environment ...some of them bear numbers ... a parallel with the regimental codes allotted to soldiers ..." katemccgwire.com