Thursday, January 6, 2011
Goddess of the Blackbirds
My newest watercolor, which I just listed on Etsy, is a little different than what I usually do. I don't often include people or human forms in my work, but I decided to do exactly that in this work... in fact, it's a statement of connection or bond between humans and the natural world. I think subconsciously it was inspired by the recent news story about the massive deaths of blackbirds (and other birds) in Arkansas and other parts of the country and world. It broke my heart to see those photographs on the news because birds hold such a big place in my life and in my art. We must remember that our acts trigger effects throughout our relationships, both human and non-human, and we must be deliberate in caring for our world and all its inhabitants.