May 12, 2014

The Red Bird of Good Faith

The paintings that I am dividing, expanding, revising, and turning into collages were originally depictions of Carolina wrens in various positions - one for each side of a box. Because I made so many revisions in the background I decided that it really wasn’t necessary to preserve the wren coloring and markings on the birds. They could be blue, green, red, or just about anything. The wren I revised in the above collage I decided to repaint as a red bird. The stamp with the seal on it and in the four corners of the border design read "faith." Perhaps it is for now that I will have the strength to finish this little series. I am on the last one so that fortunately seems likely.

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