Susan Silas came to the Black Meadow barn as a visiting artist. Susan was in need of a location to photograph a raven found by a friend of hers along the roadside in upstate New York. The bird was in a deep freeze (literally in her friend’s freezer) and Susan agreed that the barn was a great location to photograph the bird and stay for a week to do so. The barn allowed her to work without having to worry that the bird’s decay (and smell) might be disruptive to others.
After Susan photographed the raven, she worked with my neighbor Jim Nauweens and me to look for a site to bury the bird. She hopes to dig it up in the spring and photograph its skeletal remains.
© 2013 by Susan Silas