Monday, June 2, 2008
Raptors have always fascinated me, with power and speed and vision surpassing the trained artist eye. Early pencil drawings I had completed with individual feathering sold quickly, and for a period of time if someone asked the subject matter of my work, this was it. An experienced birder could say that when looking directly at a bird through their binoculars, they would see the bird looking directly back. What then enters the mind of the bird? Are we simple or complex? Fears and superstitions harbored against these magnificent creatures caused the death o many a raptor. I chose to allow the strength of lines in this embossed linocut to serve that spirit.