My friend David passed away and I did not know it. I found out recently that he had crossed over three years ago. He loved dodos. Then, as synchronicity would have it, I saw a documentary about dodos in the same week I discovered the news of my friend.
I made this after I saw a documentary on the Dodo(s). I always thought I would emphasize the beak as the stand out feature of the dodo. But, as it turns out, the truly significant element is the bottom. Nevertheless, the pronounced beak and the tiny wings are remarkable, as well.
Now, my first dodo complete, I found it really expressing a singular personality. I hope to meet another dodo along the art path. I wonder what it will be like?
trying out some color behind the black with this print
I might have to carve it again. I think it’s looking the wrong way. The again, maybe not. It’s interesting being a self- taught beginner. Hmmm…would wearing a blindfold to get around the house for an or so would give insight into the experience.