“Jesus and the Raven”
From a story I read in the Russian novel 'A School for Fools' by Sasha Sokolov. A crow who is also a man and a carpenter has only two planks and one nails and he makes a cross. Some men come along who offer to pay him to use his cross to crucify a carpenter in town. They offer to pay him more to crucify the man for them and he agrees after some hesistation. They give him more nails and he only realizes he is the carpenter they want crucfied after he has already crucified himself. The Orthodox iconic halo with the three lines signify that both figures are christ. I decided the raven upside down would be beautifully graphic and add to the triangular composition.