"It's For Your Own Good"
14" x 18" oil/cradled panel
includes handmade black floater frame with artist applied silver leaf accent
Finalist in the 2019 ARC International Competition
Winner of the Ray Kinstler Award at the 2019 Audubon Artists of America Annual Exhibit
Salmagundi Club, NY
Exhibited at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute in Jamestown NY , Aug. 14th - Oct. 25th, subsequently to the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum in Oradell NJ, and then onto the Sternberg Museum of Natural History in Hays Kansas.
It was also featured in the newsletter of Stanford University, The Millenial Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere.
This piece has garnered quite a bit of attention, as it isn't your typical bird on a branch painting. The Redwing Blackbird is tangled in a mist net, ready to be banded.
As we all know, birds benefit from the banding that goes on to monitor their populations, and provide additional help through habitat preservation, hunting regulations etc. Although it may be stressful for them initially, once handled, most birds become very docile. When all is done, they have added to the valuable knowledge that benefits them all.