fauna collection

One of the joys of living in the country is living with a different set of neighbors. This collection showcases a different kind of community.

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about the collection

I am interested in avian flight patterns and worked up some studies based on early morning sketches of barn swallows over our pond. The hills are filled with birds moving on, or with those who are staying and preparing for the long haul of winter.

When I work in the garden, I have company. Always a dog or two, mice, voles and always birds, usually quarrelsome wrens. One summer it was a crow who would peer at me from his aspen tree perch, head tilted with what I assumed was great curiosity, or maybe it was amusement, as I worked. I decided he needed to be a part of the story.

 Who would deduce the dragonfly from the larva, the iris from the bud, the lawyer from the infant? …We are all shape-shifters and magical reinventors. Life is really a plural noun, a caravan of selves.

Diane Acherman