The Giftbearer – raven wall sculpture
Each hand-sculpted stoneware raven wall art piece is glazed in matte black with 22k gold accents. A one-of-a-kind ceramic piece designed for wall display and sure to be a powerful reminder of God’s care and provision. Each raven style is sold separately below. Choose between flying or standing and RIGHT or LEFT facing raven.
The Giftbearer is inspired by the story of Elijah fleeing to the desert and being fed by ravens. The image of a raven bearing a disk of bread, as pictured in Christian icon art, symbolizes the gifts we can receive at difficult times.
The size of each art piece is approximately 10in x 7in x 1in. The back of the piece is signed and dated by the artist.
Then the word of the Lord came to Elijah: “Leave here, turn eastward and hide in the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan. You will drink from the brook, and I have directed the ravens to supply you with food there.”
So he did what the Lord had told him. He went to the Kerith Ravine, east of the Jordan, and stayed there. The ravens brought him bread and meat in the morning and bread and meat in the evening, and he drank from the brook. — 1 Kings 17:2-6
These raven sculptures are my latest interpretation of Elijah’s Raven — a subject that has became dear during difficult times over the past number of years. The raven bringing bread to Elijah has come to represent the ways God sees and cares for me in times of long-suffering.
These pieces also rise out of dream I had years ago — one I have revisited for guidance and meaning on numerous occasions: 15 black ravens I went to the Egyptian Superstore to purchase. I was only needing 13 really, but my husband convinced me to grab 2 more.
While speaking with my spiritual director about the gifts born in long-suffering, the dream again came to mind. Each raven carries a disc of bread representing the gifts we can receive in difficult times.
This sculpted art piece is inspired by the ancient Egyptian god Horus, a falcon. This is an artistic style I have been in enamored with since I was a child. I admire the clean lines and stylized details found in Egyptian art.
|Dimensions||16 × 14 × 6 in|
Flying – RIGHT facing, Flying – LEFT facing, Standing – RIGHT facing, Standing – LEFT facing