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Original artwork by Barbara Downs, The Daily Bird, Encaustic/Oil/Photo on Panel

Day seven of the Sanchez Art Center 50-50 show, 50 pieces in 50 days.
Encaustic/Oil/Photo on Panel, 6″ x 6″

This piece seems to be the strangest thus far in terms of composition. It feels off-kilter to me. And the image itself is quirky. It’s probably not that clear here (you have to come to the show!), but the underlying photo, shot in a natural history museum, is of a small hummingbird that is mounted on a wall with a very heavy-looking, awkward bracket. Were they worried that the hummingbird was going to escape?