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This is “Raptor’s Feast”. It’s an assemblage piece I created specifically to donate to the Audubon Society of Portland‘s yearly fundraiser, the Wild Arts Festival. Part of the event is the 6×6 Art Project, in which artists donate bird-themed pieces no larger than 6″ x 6″ x 2 1/2″; these are then sold for $45 each, and all of the money goes to the organization.
I brought together a variety of media for this work. The canvas is painted in a variety of acrylics, with bright copper and gold overlaying earthtones. To add texture, I mixed in some ground walnut hull that I had already used in my rock tumbler and which was impregnated with tumbling grit and microscopic bits of petrified wood and agate. In the upper right corner is a resin hawk skull; it holds a real rodent jaw from an owl pellet in its beak, and more of these bones are scattered below it.
I encourage people to support the Audubon Society of Portland, whether through attending the Wild Arts Festival, making a donation, or otherwise helping this organization that protects Pacific Northwest birds and their habitats.