"This piece started with a old rusted pitch fork I found while hiking along a river in Vermont. I often collect things on my hikes from great shaped branches to rocks, from found objects to bones. I call them souviners, and organize them in my studio for future use in my work. The pitch fork being so symbolic of farming, led me to research birds that inhabit grassy farmlands and I landed on the medowlark. This narrative shows the challenges faced by the Eastern Meadowlark. The five dead birds represent their population decline in recent years. The two Meadowlarks perched on a pitchfork reminiscent of earlier days of agriculture before the introduction of certain pesticides, are at a loss. The younger looks to the elder for guidance but he simply looks down not sure what lays ahead."
This piece is made of wood, tar, and a found object and measures 25 x 12 x 21". Please reference 21CC01 if calling the gallery to inquire.