The Raven
gouache on acid free card 56.5 cm x 76.5 cm

A story of persecution and death

In the 1920's, during the Russian
Revolution, Mennonite communities
came under attack by local authorities
and organized groups of bandits.  As
pacifists, the Mennonites were easy
targets. Authorities often arrived by
car to take away the spiritual leaders
of the community.  Their black car
was nicknamed "The Black Raven"
by the townsfolk.  When the Raven
came to visit, someone would usually
disappear and never return.  This
painting pays homage to all people
around the world who have been
persecuted or died at the hands of
uncontrolled authority.

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