I have an ongoing fascination with the role of crows in Native American cultures because it is a very powerful totem and the crow symbolizes wisdom. The colors in this piece also have meaning in Native American cultures: purple is a sacred color, symbolizing magic, mystery and power; red symbolizes faith and happiness; and orange symbolizes intellect and determination. I loved the concept of using colors in this piece to help me convey the crow's great spiritual and cultural significance.

- Amy Rattner

Crow Spirit

Acrylic painting on wood
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front

24" h x 24" w x .75" d
3 lbs. 0 oz.



Amy Rattner
Woodside, California

Getting to Know Amy

Amy Rattner is a Bay Area artist who paints vibrant animal portraits inspired by the American southwest. Her acrylic and watercolor paintings use strong lines, vivid colors, and symbolic patterns to convey the spiritual, mythological, and cultural significance of various animals. After receiving her BA and MA from Stanford University, she began her artistic career as a graphic designer. The vivid, stylized quality of her work today reflects her background. Amy is interested in examining the influential role that animals have played through different cultures and societies.