Mockingbirds are the true artists of the bird kingdom. Which is to say, although they’re born with a song of their own,
an innate riff that happens to be one of the most versatile of all ornithological expressions, mocking birds aren’t content to merely play the hand that is dealt them.
Like all artists, they are out to rearrange reality. Innovative, willful, daring, not bound by the rules to which others may blindly adhere,
the mockingbird collects snatches of birdsong from this tree and that field, appropriates them, places them in new and unexpected contexts, recreates the world from the world.
For example, a mockingbird in South Carolina was heard to blend the songs of thirty-two different kinds of birds into a ten-minute performance,
a virtuoso display that serve no practical purpose, falling, therefore, into the realm of pure art. — Tom Robbins
Touch, 11 x 14 inch ink drawing by George C. Clark
Lovely in its simplicity and elegance, George. A very feminine & soft feel to this one.. thanks so much for your continued support! ~ Eros
Oh Yesssss.. now this looks like an incredibly well spent afternoon.. lucky dame! And a great big thanks to you, Giovanni, for this super luscious illustration! ~ Eros
I can honestly say that I’ve never seen anything quite like these illustrations before. Very intriguing, Ofir.. big thanks to you. ~ Eros
Fun piece, Abi.. love all the hot pink in contract w the alabaster horse. Thanks kindly for this latest contribution. ~ Eros