Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Blackbirds Dying in the Dead of Night
Acrylic on weathered fence boards (5 feet x 20 inches)

Late in the night on December 31st, 2010, thousands of red-winged blackbirds mysteriously fell to the ground, dead. The cause was unknown...possibly a lightening strike, hail, or new year’s eve fireworks, though some believe it could have been due to military tests or even pesticides. Regardless, the story made me so sad. I wanted to create a small tribute to them, and the Beatles song lent itself well to just what I wanted to say.

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