I just finished this painting. As I sit here trying to remember why I chose to paint this painting, my mother's face pops into my head. I know that she waits for me (and my sisters), to call her rather than calling us. Although I don't think of her as a crow or raven, more like a robin, (I love robins). I like the look of the black bird on the black phone, creating one unit, one message... perhaps a reminder.