Photo by Ron Ceasar
Raven Featherstone embarked upon a career as a cross-disciplinary artist, in Design, Photography with an emphasis in Computer Graphic Design and Motion Design. Featherstone received a degree from Maryland Institute College of Art with a Master of Art (MA) degree in Digital Arts and Pratt Institute with a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Computer Graphics and Interactive Media. She is a member of the Siggraph ACM, member of the Women museum, Smithsonian Institute, Hill Center Artist and Strathmore Artist.

Professor Featherstone teaches the Graphic Design courses at Howard University as the Associate Professor and Coordinator of the program. In Washington, DC area, Raven has exhibited her work throughout the United States, Including Touchstone Gallery, Manayunk-Roxborough Art Center in Philadelphia and Women Made Gallery in Chicago. Featherstone has traveled extensively around the world studying the culture and arts of these regions.
ARTIST STATEMENT

I found, to my relief and surprise, that my creative intelligence and energy had the 
power to stave off even that which nature claims as  its own: the ability to remove 
life from memory.
Although this new found understanding was at first an abstraction to me, my 
personal relationship with nature ultimately helped me to surround my life and 
work with creative and symbolic forces. Movement and psyche pushed my effects to
present my images toward a universal meaning.

My work is a result of a series of images possessing and conveying
an atavistic quality– a sort of genetic memory–– not unlike what Carl Jung describes in
his classic work, Man and His Symbols. According to Jung, "every man relies upon his
own thoughts as well as those of his ancestors.
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