Monday, October 4, 2010

The Cerulean Blue Warbler

My latest collage, titled "Nothing Happens Alone,"features a Cerulean Blue Warbler, a small bird of the deciduous forest treetops. This bird has been in the news a lot lately: it is our fastest declining neotropical migrant songbird, and is currently on the Audobon watch list and under consideration for listing under the Endangered Species Act.

The text is this collage that reads "Nothing happens alone in nature, for change begets change" comes from a vintage 1960's book about environmental conservation. I thought this sentence captures the essence of the piece pretty well, that even seemingly small decisions we make everyday have a greater impact on ourselves, our wildlife, the environment, and the planet.