Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Symbolic Raven of the Natives

  The symptomatic meaning significance of the Raven in Native American Indian lore characterizes the raven as a creature of metamorphosis, and symbolizes change/transformation.

  The Raven is considered a trickster because of its transforming/changing qualities, to some tribes.

  Native American Symbols, like the Raven symbol, can vary in meaning from one tribe to another and across the culture groups of North America.

  The meaning of the Raven symbol signifies that danger has passed and that good luck would follow.  According to Native American legends and myths of some tribes the Raven played a part in their Creation myth. The raven escaped from the darkness of the cosmos and became the bringer of light to the world. The raven is associated with the creation myth because it brought light where there was only darkness. The raven is also believed to be a messenger of the spirit world. It is believed that ravens who fly high toward the heavens take prayers from the people to the spirit world and, in turn, bring back messages from the spiritual realm. Other tribes looked upon the raven as a trickster, or shape-shifter, because of its ability to adapt to different situations.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

What is Cultural Art? Part 2

    What is culture?

 -the civilization of a given people or nation at a given time or over all time; its customs, its arts, and its conveniences

-socially inherited artifacts

-fineness of feelings, thoughts, tastes, or manners; refinement

-the development of the mind or body by education or training Culture, then, is commonly held beliefs, activities, social norms, and expressions of creativity within a group of people.

   It is a refinement or development of talents and interests through exposure and training. It is the music, drama, holidays, entertainment, dances, art, sports, behaviors and values that define a society.

  We call music, art, drama, and dance cultural arts because they are tools that help us develop the mind and body, refine feelings, thoughts, and tastes, and reflect and represent our customs and values as a society.

  Moreover, David Bridburg utilizes famous western cultural icons in an exclusive form of art to define the western culture in a unique way to the viewer.

Sell Art OnlineDavid Bridburg - Fine Artist    David Bridburg
Fine artist trained in the Formalist School of Art Theory at The University of Connecticut. More recently self taught in Photoshop and the related digital equipment. 

With my art, I take famous western cultural icons and make new arrangements and effects. My influences are many, from the Renaissance up through the modern day. In the work, I blend different art styles. 

Interior designers are encouraged to look for my work at Designerprints.com, FAA's online sister store for designers. 
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