Wednesday, November 19, 2008
While I’m on the subject of vultures, I thought I would introduce you to another favorite vulture friend of mine. She is a turkey vulture who makes her home at Ijams Nature Center, in Knoxville, TN, where she educates and delights children and adults of all ages and has her own special outdoor enclosure. I found her so engaging that I made the above composite of her after spending some time photographing her with wildlife biologist, Pam Petko-Seus. It's the personality and the stories that capture my heart and make me want to create art. I smile everytime I look at this painting. Who would buy such a portrait? I haven't a clue. For me its about the joy of creating--giving back what this beautiful bird gave to my heart.
For the Love of It...
...the sage sees heaven reflected in Nature as in a mirror, and he pursues this Art, not for the sake of gold or silver, but for the love of the knowledge which it reveals.