“I have always appreciated the elegance and patience these wading birds exhibit when exploring harbour and estuary shallows. I am more familiar with other shorebirds like herons and oystercatchers, and I take great interest in observing them. The postures cranes adopt when hunting with their spear like bills and the slow rhythm they display when in flight make the artist’s task easy.”
The crane is a long-billed, long-necked wading bird with shamanic references due to its ability to move effortlessly and quietly between the worlds of the sky, land and water. To the Kwakwaka’wakw, there is a supernatural crane known as Khenkho, who was one of the guards of Komokwa, Chief of the Undersea World.
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