imago corvi

adventures in enamelling, stories, music and travel

Cultural Authenticity and Cultural Appropriation in a Multicultural Society

In Canada we have the great privilege of living among people from many diverse cultures. We value pluralism and take pride in our cultural mosaic, which we contrast to the … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Armless Maiden

Once there was an orphaned brother and sister who loved each other very much. When their parents died, they promised each other that they would always care for one another … Continue reading

March 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Silver Palace of the Moon

  This is the first in a series of pieces inspired by Russian lacquer boxes which, in turn, are inspired by fairy tales.¬†Often relegated to the status of children’s stories, … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Golden Palace of the Sun

  This is the second in a series of pieces inspired by Russian lacquer boxes which, in turn, are inspired by fairy tales.¬†Often relegated to the status of children’s stories, … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

Crow/Raven

The crow in Celtic folklore is similar to the crow/raven in native myth, in that it is believed to be one of the oldest of the animals, and somewhat mischievous. … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tiptree Award

I have been going to Wiscon now for a number of years, and I have re-connected with my inner feminist in a way that has been very creative, if sometimes … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bestiary Crow

I have always been captivated by medieval bestiaries ever since I was introduced to them through T.H. White’s delightful “The Once and Future King”. While they read like mythology they … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Scythian Deer

There is much debate among archaeologists about whether the Celts were influenced by the Scythians in their animal art. One argument against such influence is that there have been no … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hekate

Hecate has been variously translated as “will”, “she that operates from afar”, “she that removes or drives off”,and sometimes “the far reaching one” or “the far-darter”. She is a ver … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Emain Macha

This piece is based on one that was found near the ancient Irish hill fort of Emain Macha Three kings agreed to split the governing of Ireland among themselves, taking … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

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