Ravens are abundant in Central New Mexico, especially in Mountainair. As the messenger between heaven and earth, the raven symbolizes that which we seek to obtain; a higher and simpler state of mind. In addition to carrying messages back and forth from a higher plane, raven spirits also bring meaning from within. If a raven guide has appeared in your life or dreams and spoken to you, turn your focus inward, it is time for a change.
Some time ago, I became fascinated with these wonderfully intelligent birds. I started painting and drawing ravens long before moving to New Mexico. I do not have the same point of view as many Europeans, that ravens hack out your eyes and are harbingers of ill fate. To me, they represent a kind of comfort. I see them as messengers and great communicators of life outside.