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"<a href="https://www.artistsforconservation.org/virtual-exhibit/8977/artist/1469/artwork/tofino-beach-bums-9755">Tofino Beach Bums</a>" by Dorset Norwich-Young | Canada

Tofino Beach Bums

Wallhanging by Dorset Norwich-Young
30.00" H x 60.00" W
Year Completed:
Common Ravens
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Artist will donate 15% to Raincoast Conservation Society from sale of this work.
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Price: $6,300 USD
The inspiration for my painting "Tofino Beach Bums" came during a hike along the vast expanse of the wild Pacific Rim National Park beachfront.The rhythmic beat of the wind and waves was woven with "raven talk". The Common Raven were our self- designated guides who demonstrated their complex vocal range from jarringly guttural to soft musical tones.We were entertained with impressive aerial displays and cocky walking plus a running commentary in a self-satisfying cackle, as if we were the subject of a joke. I have no doubt that was true. The Common Raven sports a luminous inky black-feathered sheen on a strong body.The combination of its physical structure with an amazing intellect and a curious nature makes for a remarkable bird. It is no wonder ravens are revered throughout history. Be it a trickster, sinister nature or spiritual figure the raven has a notable place in many indigenous cultures, folklore and mythology. Significantly the raven repeatedly appears in art imagery such as Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven", J.R.R. Tolkien's novel "Lord of the Rings" to Bill Reid's powerful Haida sculpture "The Raven and The First Man." Dorset Norwich-Young



Tofino Beach Bums | Wallhanging by Dorset Norwich-Young | Artists for Conservation 2019

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