A memorial piece to the victims of the Arab Spring revolts that began in March 2011 when this painting was started. Though it is a winter snow scene, that is what the artist saw whie the revolutions were ongoing and she painted this piece from her perspective listening to the news reports. The broken branch from a winter storm is buried , but knowing spring will arrive, the tree from which it fell will bud again and revive with life. The raven in mythology promises an unexpected change and is a giver of life but also a trickster. So what the raven will bring is unknown yet anticipated. The dripping blood replaces the tree sap and is in remembrance for those that fought for change.