Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"Icarus VI" Auction--SOLD

Posted by: Kate

This little sweetheart is a juvenile robin.  As juvenile robins mature the speckling on their breast vanishes and the red becomes more intense.  This time of year is always kind of sad because there seem to be more dead nestlings and juveniles around than grown ups.  But that's natural selection, baby.  It calls to mind the "blind watchmaker," whom I represented by the little hands at work without the help of eyes.

The eBay listing is here.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely painting and I like the symbolism of the hands. I think I remember reading somewhere that the mortality rate for American robins is something like 80% their first year. I guess the earthworms are glad about that.