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Field and Bayou Mixed Media Art for Houston
Highlighting a beautiful local bird, the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, this mixed media artwork celebrates nature in the fields and bayous surrounding Houston, Texas.
*Title: Field and Bayou
*Medium: acrylic + silkscreen on wood
*Size: 40.25" x 62"
*prints available upon request
"Anyone who has ever traveled with me knows I'm difficult. I don't like to go where I'm told. I don't like to follow the map. I don't like to go where others have gone. I like to explore. And so the first time I came to Texas, I wanted to explore. Lucky for me, Texas provides over 250,000 square miles of explorable territory. After driving around aimlessly for days, I settled on the Houston area as my main focus. I dredged through bayous, skipped down pine paths (yes, I do still skip) and I watched in wonder as birds with long coattails dipped to pick insects on the wind. I was captivated by these birds, not only because they were new to me, but because their crimson shoulders sparked like the epaulets of some revolutionary soldier while contrasting with the subtle black and grey of their wings. I watched these birds for days while they chuckled and dipped in the air and introduced me to the rest of the Houston environment. I followed them into grassy cow pastures beside cattle egret and further down into the bayous, where they snipped at dragonflies on lily pads and took their rest on green ash trees. I met most of Houston's wilder side thanks to the aerobatics of the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher and so I decided that there was no better animal to grace the cover of my wooden canvas this spring."