QUIET AS A MOUSE
Limited Edition Bronze
9 x 6 x 23 in
There are a lot of American kestrels near my home in the summer. By mid-summer there is an abundance of kestrels sitting on the wires along our county road. Seeing them hunt in the barley and alfalfa fields is always a treat.
Many wildlife sculptures feature just the animal that is the focus of the piece. I find some of those interesting, but I prefer pieces that tell more of a story. I wanted to sculpt a kestrel. So I looked for a story that I could incorporate into the piece.
A challenge was separating the bird from its prey. Kestrels sit up high and use their eyes to locate rodents running around many feet below. I used some artistic license to come up with a perch for the bird as it looks and listens for the mouse.
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