Flora and fauna > Curlew



Latex with acrylic on acetate, 29x23

Series: Galician Birds I

As Rodríguez Gracia says, “the purpose is to capture the bird with its gestalt”. Since we will never see rigid and detailed birds, like they were dead in an enciclopedia, it is useless to reproduce them in that way, if what the artist wants is to stimulate recognition. A better idea is to suggest them, draw them as we see them: moving, flying. A vague line, a confusing shape becomes compulsory; a bird that flies to be fixed, instead of a scientific drawing of a perfect bird.

Carol Maier

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