Watercolor, colored pencil, ink.
A kinglet calyptura, for the collaborative artbook, 'Losing Altitude.'
The kinglet calyptura, a The concept of this painting is to represent this critically endangered Brazilian bird's unknown status. The only photo we have of the bird is of a study skin made in the 1800s. The last verified sighting of the species was in 1996, after nearly a hundred years since the previous sighting. Whether the bird is alive or extinct is unknown, due to a variety of reasons. I attempted to show that by having a clearly live bird picking at the specimen tags tied to its leg. The tags, the perch, and the plant specimens at the base represent the scientific study and the bird as a specimen or a museum piece.
Likes: Toads, snails, possums, shiny rocks, the marsh, orange creamsicles
Dislikes: winter, tapioca pudding
Medium of choice: watercolor and ink
Favorite monster: Sasquatch
This is a gallery-quality giclée art print on 100% cotton rag archival paper, printed with archival inks. Each art print is listed by sheet size and features a minimum one-inch border.