Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus) 93%, 2019
Black-backed Woodpecker (Picoides arcticus) 93%, 2019
Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis) 91%, 2018
Connecticut Warbler (Oporornis agilis) 91%, 2018
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 73%, 2019
Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) 73%, 2019
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 87%, 2017
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 87%, 2017
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 79%, 2019
Swamp Sparrow (Melospiza georgiana) 79%, 2019
Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) 77%, 2019
Bohemian Waxwing (Bombycilla garrulus) 77%, 2019
Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) 86%, 2018
Philadelphia Vireo (Vireo philadelphicus) 86%, 2018
Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor) 90%, 2013 | available for purchase
Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor) 90%, 2013 | available for purchase
Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula) 79%, 2017
Northern Hawk Owl (Surnia ulula) 79%, 2017
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 80%, 2017, | available for purchase
Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 80%, 2017, | available for purchase
Boreal Chickadee (Poecile hudsonica) 88%, 2013
Boreal Chickadee (Poecile hudsonica) 88%, 2013
Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis) 73%, 2013
Gray Jay (Perisoreus canadensis) 73%, 2013
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris) 87%, 2013
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (Empidonax flaviventris) 87%, 2013
White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera) 85%, available for purchase
White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera) 85%, available for purchase
Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) 97%, available for purchase
Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) 97%, available for purchase
Junk Mail Migration: 2013 - Current
Being part of a larger ongoing series about backyard ecologies, the Junk Mail Migration examines the direct impact of junk mail on the immediate environment – our backyards. Many of our favorite songbirds breed, live, and migrate to/from the Boreal Forest, only passing through Iowa seasonally. When their breeding habitat is destroyed, the population dwindles and the chance of viewing the likes of a Yellow bellied Flycatcher in our backyard diminishes.
For this portion of the project, birds were selected that migrate through Iowa seasonally, are not year round residence of Iowa, and have over 70% of their breeding ground in the North American boreal forest ring. All are represented in life size scale, drawn with graphite, charcoal, gesso, and ink on junk mail laminated to cardboard and supported with reclaimed or sustainably forested wood.
Works for Sale
The works below are available for purchase. Message me via the contact form to claim your painting.

Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 80%, 2017

junkmail, gesso, ink, charcoal on cardboard

8 X 16"

$275

Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 87%, 2017

junkmail, gesso, ink, charcoal on cardboard

7 3/4 X 15 3/8"

$325

White-winged Crossbill (Loxia leucoptera) 85%, 2017

junkmail, gesso, ink, charcoal on cardboard

12 3/8 X 17"

$325


Short-billed Dowitcher (Limnodromus griseus) 97%, 2013

junkmail, gesso, ink, charcoal on cardboard

23 X 14"

$475

Northern Shrike (Lanius excubitor) 90%, 2013

.junkmail, gesso, ink, charcoal on cardboard

11 1/2 X 17 1/2"

$325

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