Swayin Tails

  1. pic of bird in bronze

Mid-morning on a duck hunt and I have pushed my canoe so tulle grass bends into the hull. I’m focused on the horizon for moving ducks and not very alert to really close things. Suddenly, within a foot of my face, I am startled by a marsh wren. A couple ounces of scolding attitude berate my audacious presence: Take that, big guy!

This work is full of space, the illusion of a wavy cattail bent even further by the wren … inspector general of the marsh. Slight movement ... and two tails sway. Suddenly, ducks aren’t very important and I am having a great time in an unexpected way.

2003         4 ½” X 4 ¾” X 4 ½”         Edition Size: 60

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