The Raven | And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming, And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted - nevermore! POe
Detail of 'crow and hawk' by John Curley on flickr - original in color (click source link for very cool full photo :)
Consider the ravens... Gregory Blackstock. // garde rail gallery (self-taugh, folk and outsider art). Note also that he currently has a show at the Collection de l'art Brut in Lausanne, where I first encountered the concept of outsider art.