4 Variations: 1 Steel, 3 casted bronze
"In the Raven (1947) may be seen even more clearly the combination of evocative image, spatial movement, beauty of outline and textured surfaces which characterize so much of Roszak's sculpture. Here the shape implies not only the raven of Edgar Allan Poe, but the artist has also suggested a form of female symbol which he associates with the development of Poe's character. "
[H.H. Arnason, Theodore Roszak, The Walker Art Center, 1956]
"It was more or less motivated by the sensibility that Poe injects into the work, and I tried to see it as the brash kind of aggressiveness of that symbol and at the same time the psychological kind of symbolism of the female presence in this form, which had a very important role in the development of Poe's character." [Theodore Roszak Interview with Elliott, 1956, p.14]