16 x 20 | flashe water media
The image is taken from Japanese printmaker Ohara Kosan (1877 - 1945). Kosan did a number of crows but none to my knowledge with blue eyes. Does that mean this isn't really a crow? Maybe it's just 'a feathered thing.' Hmmm.
None the less crows have had human appeal for centuries across cultures -- maybe because they're humorous, maybe because they clean up garbage, maybe because they're so social, seem happy living anywhere, and enjoy making mischief rarely doing anyone or anything harm. Or maybe it's because they speak their mind...and when enough is enough they let you know, eh?