“Corvid Dreams” is a combination of an immersive, interactive multi-media art installation -- a fantastical, sleek and gorgeous world of Crows and Ravens - one where you can perch in a larger-than-life nest while you take in not only the artistic beauty surrounding you, but also immerse yourself in fascinating facts, stories, sights, sounds and lore. Crows and ravens are commonly seen as pests or harbingers of dark things, but this exhibit invites us to re-examine their lore, their place, their intelligence and our kin-ship with them ... from their interior dreams (yes, birds do dream) to their toolmaking. “Corvid Dreams” is designed to spark wonder and invites us to become curious about the fascinating lives of crows and ravens.
The idea for the installation started out as a mutual fascination with shiny objects - The Sparkle Barn should, of course, have a crow family installation! We love shiny objects! They love shiny objects! But what else is there? Why care about crows and ravens? Beyond the initial catchy, shiny idea, I didn’t know -- I had to find out. So, I am on a crow vision quest and a new, wondrous world has opened -- And anything that sparks our wonder is a gift. We offer "Corvid Dreams" in this spirit and hope your wonder is sparked, too.