As an artist, I have long been fascinated with the mystical qualities of the crow and raven—and they have long showed up as recurring themes in poetry, film, literature and art. My new steel cut-out sculptures of crows and ravens are distillations of my knowledge and respect for them. Since moving to Santa Fe, and learning more about the Native American perception of these birds, my interest in these creatures has heightened. Many tribes consider it good fortune just to see a Crow. Some tribes believe that crows have the ability to talk and thus they acknowledge them as the wisest of birds.