Above frozen hills and icy forest,
Finding definition through separation,
A dark island in a white sky,
- ‘Morning Raven’ by Alex Fontaine
An absolutely stunning iridescent raven head, handmade by another artist, copper electroformed with an equally stunning labradorite. Labradorite matches the iridescence of this gorgeous hand-painted polymer clay raven. The copper grew a little crazily on this one, but I love the way it bubbled around the edges.
I have not yet created a chain to go with this piece, but this will ship with a chain. If you have a preference on chain length please let me know in the 'Notes' section at checkout.
Ravens are particularly well suited to the cold, and are often symbolisms of winter. The Scottish Goddess of winter, The Cailleach, sometimes appears as a raven, a touch from her brings death. No doubt, ravens have complex symbolism, but in many cultures ravens also represent deep magic, the mystery of the unknown, death and transformation, creation, healing, wisdom, protection, and prophecy. Raven is both the symbol of the sun, and the symbol of a moonless night.
**Note: Unfortunately, despite my best attempts to seal this raven from the electroforming bath, the coloration has been slightly affected by the solution, and I have significantly discounted this piece on account of this. I actually like the effect that it has, it seems a bit more natural.
Chain: I have not yet created a chain to go with this piece, but this will ship with a chain. If you have a preference on chain length please let me know in the 'Notes' section at checkout.
The 2019 Winter Woods Collection is a celebration of the dramatic, desolate elegance of frigid winter - evident in the Winter Branches, Icicles, and Lost Leaves pieces, as well as a celebration of the tenacity and beauty of Winter Woodland creatures. These pieces are perfect for holiday gift giving for Christmas or Hanukkah presents for you or yours.