|PORTRAIT OF AN AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER CHICK. (Art by Hallelujah Truth)|
That which we study, we become!
Want to develop a closer relationship to NATURE? Study what you can find in your back yard or that squirrel, insect, flower, or bird that captures your interest. Experience for yourself what it's like to become a part of something beyond our own human species.
As I have spent time examining these photos of American oystercatcher hatchlings that Jen emailed me last week, I have been going deeper into what beaks, feathers, eyes, and egg shells are like.
Part of the way I go about creating an image is to explore my feelings in response to these baby American oystercatchers. In this image below, I began to feel like a proud parent. "Look at my chick! She made it into this world splendidly!" I tell myself proudly. "Let's commemorate this moment in all time!" FLASH! The portrait is taken!
NEWLY EMERGED FROM THE EGG. This baby American oystercatcher's feathers are still wet after "cracking" its way out of the shell. (photo by Jen Hilburn, ornithologist on St. Catherines Island, Georgia, USA)
With this photo below that Jen took of a new hatchling in her lab on St. Catherines Island, I immediately saw SUPER AMOY!
|SUPER AMOY! Yes! Making art is fun. Yes, I have fallen in love with the baby American oystercatcher and want to see if my art can play some role in helping people like you learn about its plight. (Art by Hallelujah Truth)|
Is there HOPE for the survival of this endangered bird?
That's Coffee with Hallelujah. SOUL BLOG with me and tell me about the hope you have for the survival of the animals we love that are disappearing from our Earth.
Your baby is just beautiful!ReplyDelete
Thanks Melissa! Coming from such a wonderful mother as you, this a wonderful compliment to me and my collaborator, Jenifer Hilburn.ReplyDelete
Oh! I love your Portrait of An American Oystercatcher Chick. You have captured your love for this animal in your image.ReplyDelete
I appreciate your acknowledgement Karen. Feedback is wonderful.ReplyDelete