A piece of mine was accepted in the 2012 Birds in Art show, put on by the Leigh Yawley Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin. Each year they put out a nice full color catalog with accepted artists’ works from all over the world. An Olympia artist, Judy Smith gave me several of the previous year’s catalogs where I gleaned several ideas for new pieces, one of which I pursued. One piece that gave me the idea for a new piece was a sculpture by John Richen titled Symphonic Flight. It is bronze and stainless steel and sort of looks like two feathers but one looks more like a bird in flight with some wind added. It set me to thinking. Just the shape of a flight feather suggests movement. Since I strive to honor the qualities of the feathers I work with, I used a pair of matching flight feathers set as dual images and kept one uncut, whole. The other I subtracted bits and pieces and ended up with the feathers shape but with a lot of connected bird shapes in flight. This may be the beginning of a series.