Musings about Woman with Raven

This painting changed many times throughout the course of being created. I didn’t know what was going on until the end. The woman is a keen witness to the activities on earth. She can see the logical consequences of our current world’s practices which value profit above all else—our industrial practices, use of fossil fuels, industrial farming, etc. We can also see this. This woman is a Cassandra who is warning of the catastrophe approaching. She could represent all the fundamental laws of nature that allow our molecular and chemical material world to give rise to and sustain complex life. She could represent a notion of God or Creator. She is sending a message to those who who are open to receive it: Human culture must change. We must re-align our lives with sustainable, natural practices that support life on earth.