By John A. Morrow
Date of issue- March 1, 2014
Number in edition- 500 / 50 AP
Frame size- 16×28
Paper- Epson Matt
Printed by HMS Fine Art
Giclee print with pigmented inks
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the awkward, gangly character in Washington Irving’s novel The Legend of Sleepy Hollow is named Ichabod Crane.
The blue heron closely resembles and shares traits with the crane family of birds. When my wife first saw a blue heron, she said it reminded her of a prehistoric bird. Millions of years of evolution have fine-tuned this animal into an amazing featured creature that inhabits most of North America.
When this lanky beast becomes air born the ugly duckling turns into a swan, well sort of. Their massive wingspan transforms them into a glider able to soar silently long distances over water, as this one is doing in the meandering waters of the Thousand Islands.
Reproduced from an oil painting by giclee printing.