Feb 25, 2021
I hope you are all well and keeping yourselves busy and safe this winter. I never have to leave home except to shop for food, take walks, and of course, here in New England, shovel the driveway. And tomorrow, I get my first vaccine shot!
January and February have been chock full of virtual photography conventions and online gallery shows/talks. I was able to enjoy them from the comfort of my home since everything is online. It made me very happy and I enjoyed many of the new ideas shared there. It's always inspiring to see brilliant work, new ideas, as well as reconnecting with old friends even virtually online.
Today, I want to share some new work from my 'bird series'. These birds were found by a local artist friend of mine near his home. They probably died due to a window crash. One bird is a male robin but not completely sure if the other is its mate or a younger one. After searching through all my closets and storage areas for props and a setting for them, I settled on my old boots and the wood floor and walls of my dining room. As you may have guessed, I keep the birds I find in the freezer until I am ready to photograph them. My husband was a bit dismayed at first but I keep them wrapped up and in the far corner. I call this image, 'Journey's End'.
The dead bird images are not for sale yet on this website since this project is still evolving. It is deeply personal so I think I have to live with it a bit longer and feel like I'm done. I'm not done. I really don't know what will make it 'done', but I know I need to write about it and see what is going on here. Birds have been a part of my family life as a child growing up because both my parents were avid bird watchers. I accompanied them on many birding trips close to home and afar. I never thought they would be so threatened as they are in this world today.
Thank you for reading my blog! Stay safe and well,