"Well, I dreamt I saw you walking
up a hillside in the snow
casting shadows on a winter sky
as you stood there counting crows
One for sorrow
Two for joy
Three for girls and four for boys
Five for silver
Six for gold
Seven for a secret never to be told
There's a bird that nests inside you
sleeping underneath your skin
yeah, when you open up your wings to speak
I wish you'd let me in."
"When I think of heaven
deliver me in black winged bird
I think of flying
down into a sea of pens and feathers
and all other instruments of faith and sex and god
in the belly of a black winged bird"
Crow Magnet Man:
paper mache, magnetic paint, sealant, 88 handmade Scrabble tile and flattened bottle cap magnets
Crow Magnet Man is my contribution to the first international Skull Appreciation Day Invitational Exhibition. The show is running from June 5th to July 8th at Gallery 5 in Richmond, VA.
Approximately, 100 artists are participating to raise funds for the Richmond Peace Education Center. Each has received a paper mache skull onto which they will weave their magic.
Quoted lyrics are from Counting Crows, "Rain King" and "A Murder of One" both of which are on "August and Everything After".
Thanks to Madonna, Phil and Noah for inviting me to participate in this project.
If you are working on a skull for this exhibition, please feel free to share a link to yours.