Pride Crow by Andrew Thornton
Acrylic painting by Andrew Thornton on wood.
8" x 10"
From Andrew when this piece was created in 2019: It's June and that means it's Pride Month! There are a lot of ways to observe this celebration. For me, I am drawn to how I can help. I asked myself, "what can I do to benefit the LGBTQIA+ community? How can I promote tolerance, equality, and kindness?" The answer has always been my creativity. I decided to do a painting inspired by Pride and create prints. A portion of each sale will go towards The Trevor Project. They offer suicide prevention and promote life-affirming programs for LGBTQIA+ young people.
I've been doing crow paintings lately and continued this motif. The crow is clutching an olive branch in its talons; the olive branch is a symbol of peace, friendship, and diplomacy. It also signifies victory. In its mouth, is a rainbow ribbon. The Pride flag was invented by Gilbert Baker in 1978. The colors of the Pride Rainbow represent, "red for life, orange for healing, yellow for sunlight, green for nature, blue for harmony, and purple for spirit." On top of the crow's head is a little crown. Love conquers all.
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