I have started a new series in an uncharacteristic style for me. I tend towards abstraction but shifted to a more representational approach for this particular project. After reading about the global catastrophic decline in avian species last year, I started to sketch and research birds to increase my connection and knowledge. This is the California Condor, or Gymnogyps californianus, whose population was severely reduced due to shootings, power lines, poisonings, egg collecting and habitat loss.
Their population is making a comeback, thanks to organizations like the Ventana Wildlife Society, who help maintain and grow the Condor’s population. While this is great progress, the birds, like most of us, are facing the impact of climate change. The recent California wildfires have been catastrophic to the Condor population.
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A scarf designed to last, the first thing you will pack for a trip and the final thing you will put on before stepping out. A scarf that is soft and smooth and won’t snare your earrings. A scarf to be passed from one generation to the next. My mother Jessica taught me that scarves were the best fashion hacks and inspired the creation of these pieces. I still have four treasured scarves of my mother’s. Her beloved Hermes scarf is framed and hangs in my daughter’s bedroom. This square gold silk scarf featuring a California Condor can give you an instant shot of color, lifts the face, and adds miles to a simple wardrobe.
100% pure silk, printed in Italy. Highest grade silk charmeuse is used for vibrancy of color. Hem is hand-rolled and hand-stitched in the United States.
Dry clean only.
Approximately 31″ x 31″