Sunday, February 1, 2009

Corvid Lookout

This monotype, Watcher #5, was done with a lot of layering of a water-soluble ink, Akua Kolor. One of the reasons that I love using crows to represent birds is the ease with which you can read their body language. Deliberately omitting beaks and eyes, I invite the viewer to interpret the intention of the bird. What will it do in the next second of its life? Don't you get the feeling that it depends on what YOU are going to do? Think about it. In the instant captured in this image the crow will take immediate action depending on your motion or stillness. On a larger scale, what humans do is a very large determining factor in the lives of our wild species.

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