Maureen Warren (b. Chicago) received her BFA from SAIC. Maureen was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to Eastern Europe, where she studied at the Academies of Fine Art in Warsaw and Cracow, Poland. She earned a MFA in Painting from the UIC. She traveled widely and images from other countries, and their unique cultures, have been a constant source of ideas for her work. Recently birds have become important residents in her work. Birds transcend time and culture, are silent witnesses, steadfast companions, comrades and conscience bearers. Maureen exhibits in the U.S. and Internationally.
Maureen Warren • Ravens of the Tower, Woodcut, 2016
The superstition holds that if the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it. Local legend puts the origin of the captive raven population at the time of King Charles II (reigned 1660-85). Currently a group of six ravens live at the Tower of London. Their wings are clipped to prevent them from flying off. (the Monarchy is taking no chances!!).
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