. . . where the road forks left and rightness
wild soul-houses for the fearless
given more to rhyme,
~from "the fearless"
"Jen Raven's work is whimsical with a dark symbolic narrative. The 'whimsy' aspect of Raven's art has much to do with what is socially taught and expected, the things of children's dreams, songs, stories and myths. But the dark symbolic narrative of her art is about facing a reality . . . a reality that the world, and the mind, are much different places from what we are taught . . . filled with contradictions, lies and deceit. Life is not a dream, but a war, and the fight is on!" ~A.S. Ashley