Monday, June 9, 2008

Legend of Lenape Crow in Manhattan

Prior to the Dutch colonization of Manhattan, there lived a native people, the Lenape, who had inhabited the island and surrounding regions. According to Lenape mythology there was the legend of a crow that brought the gift of fire to the land, but in doing so, its plumage was scorched forever black and its voice made rough, it forever lives on in the spirit world and in Lenape legend.
I envisioned this crow creature of legend, summoned from the spirit world to modern day Manhattan. It seeks revenge for the injustice and brutality that the westerners had committed on the tribes and the land in the centuries past.





6 comments:

C.B. Canga said...

nice work on this blog. these are all great.

Averyl Veliz said...

Very cool stuff here! I'll keep checking back.

Sheldon Firem said...

Hello Aaron...the crow theme could be a movie...animated
Dad.... Beautiful

amy said...

Aaron, I love the Lenape crow forms, is he a voluntary shape shifter...?...like your pops said 'beautiful'!

Natalee said...

Stunning work as always!

June Eunjung Kim said...

So coooool!!! especially love your thumbnails