birdbrain

IMG_7543 The last two summers I’ve painted critters the cat brought into the house. I wasn’t planning to do this again. Though a few weeks ago she brought a small bird into the studio and left it for me – to see. Let’s just say curiosity piqued, in particular I wondered about the head and its anatomy. IMG_7578 Birds have brains wired very similar to humans. They have a large brain to body ratio which supports advanced and complex intelligence. The many arteries, veins and nerves in the head cluster together, like ours. Intricate eye anatomy allows for acute eyesight. And while they have no teeth, their notable beak is lightweight.
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Birdbrain
Casein collage on BKK Rag
11 x 18″

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