French anthropologist Claude Lvi-Strauss once suggested that the raven obtained mythic status because it was a mediator animal between life and death, and the Norse warrior god Odin is said to have relied on his two ravens Huginn and Muginn (thought and memory) to fly around the world every day and keep him informed. Note the other inclusions typical of Kosak's work, such as pictographs and color registers to show the work's palette progression. Since first appearing in galleries five years ago, Kosak's artwork has become increasingly sought-after. Cristi Branum, the museum's curator of exhibitions, is enthusiastic about his participation: "The artists selected for this series keep alive the associated ideas and imagery of public dreams derived from various cultural sources.
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