Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Hooded Crow at the Black Sea

Hooded Crow at the Black Sea, painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

My mixed media painting is about a Hooded Crow walking at the Black Sea of Romania. This bird species the Corvus Cornix also called Danis Crow, Scotch Crow, Gray Crow or Hoodie, is widely distributed in Europe and part of Middle East as well. Like many other corvids, it is an omnivorous, an opportunistic forager and feeder. 

Hooded Crow at the black Sea painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes, Karavella Atelier
Hooded Crow at the Black Sea. Painting by Dora Hathazi Mendes

"He tried ignoring the sea, 
But it was bigger than death, just as it was bigger than life.
He tried talking to the sea, 
But his brain shuttered and his eyes winced from it as from open flame.
He tried sympathy for the sea, 
But it shouldered him off - as a dead thing shoulders you off.
He tried hating the sea, 
But instantly felt like a scrutty dry rabbit-dropping on the windy cliff.
He tried just being in the same world as the sea, 
But his lungs were not deep enough, 
And his cheery blood banged off it, 
Like a water-drop off a hot stove.
He turned his back and he marched away from the sea, 
As a crucified man cannot move."

- Crow and the Sea poem by Ted Hughes

The Hooded Crow at the Black Sea painting is available as high quality prints (acrylics, canvas, wood, metal, framed, etc. ) plus related products from Beauty in Animals Collection of the Official Website of Dora Hathazi Mendes .

For my available originals and commission works, 
please Contact Me by sending a message through my website.
Thank you for your interest in my artwork!

Dora Hathazi Mendes
Karavella Atelier

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