Birds, Circles and Balance
During this past year of COVID-19, many Canadians turned to birdwatching. As well in 2020, the population experienced an increase of awareness of the need to re-educate themselves about Indigenous history. After signing up for a free online course offered by the University of Alberta, I discovered a TED talk featuring Dallas Arcand called "Living a Circular Life.” In his talk, he share the sacred teachings about the "ability of the circles to restore harmony in the world.” He also discussed how we must live in a circle with the "flow of nature,” not against it and urged listeners to "reconnect with nature.’’ This is a painting of a Northern Harrier hawk that often perches on a piece of driftwood near my home in South Surrey. I chose to paint this hawk on a circular panel to represent this past year of circular growth and awareness of nature and learning of Indigenous history that will hopefully bring some harmony and balance to this world. As well, I hope the circular panel will produce comfort and excitement to fellow birdwatchers, as it offers them a scene familiar to them as it’s similar to the view through a camera lens or binoculars.
|Technique:||Oil on Circular Birch Panel|
|Contents:||Bird, Animal, Hawk, Buzzard|
|Edition:||Original, one of a kind artwork|
|Unframed Size:||24in x 24in|
Surrey, British Columbia