Raven Chimera, Barnaby Grudge OOAK Sculpture
The reinvented Raven sculpture is a satirical reference to the writer James Russell Lowell who criticized Poe for plagiarizing Charles Dickens' character "Grip the Raven" It is named Barnaby Grudge as he compared Poes tale to Barnaby Rudge, an early Dickens work, slighting both authors by saying it is 3/5ths genius, 2/5ths fudge. I took it upon myself to make a vengeful creature as a jab to Lowell and his lack of fame over the other 2 authors, hence the "gRudge" in the name. Mixed media sculpture, 8" tall incorporating resin sculpture and bones, hand painted created in collaboration with Charlie Garlette