While I was painting this piece during my workshop on Saturday, I knew that I wanted to incorporate the symbols that have been found in caves internationally. I also knew I wanted to add crows as they carry so much meaning and symbolism for me. Not only are they connected with mystery and magic, but also destiny and personal transformation...which seems to be a continual rite of passage of sorts in my life. I always thought that being in my forties would be a time of great understanding and knowledge but I have learned otherwise. Now that I am in my 50's I have come to realize that at every age and stage of my life there is a steady period of growth and learning and I think that's a good thing. And, of course, crows are important to me because my family calls me the Crow Talker...and thus, this is a piece of communication and learning.