“Carrion crow, Spring rain”
In 2021 I started a new painting series to capture the most common birds of Zurich as the seasons change. This series is ongoing as I expect to cover at least twelve birds and seasons, maybe more.
The carrion crow is ever present. The first morning sound in Tokyo, or just basking in the sun from a Zurich rooftop. Crows are the cleverest birds. They can build tools and they stare back at you with a glint in the eye. As if announcing themselves as equals. This particular crow was spotted in the bright sun picking a beautiful walnut. I chose to play up its iridescence with some bold blues. But that eye, that eye really says who rules the roost of city birds.
This print was also part of my 2021 contribution to the world’s largest print show for works on washi, the AIMPE in Tokushima, Japan.
Fine art pigment print on Unryu washi. A4 size paper 21 cm width x 29.7 cm height. Edition of 10. Personally signed and numbered by the artist in pencil.