Water Wings

Water Wings

Water Wings – Canada Goose

Limited Edition of 200, 20″ x 25″ – $150.00

Open Edition  8″ x 10″ – $30.00

 

Geese migrate south in the fall and return in the spring. Hunting pressure, snow cover and freeze-up are the main contributing factors triggering the movement south to feeding grounds and resting sites. The longer hours of daylight, warm weather, and the thaw of northern wetlands used as nesting sites prompts their return. Some geese complete these migrations every year during their life span which could be thirty or more years. During their life time, exercising and daily warm-ups are necessary to keep fit and maintain wings powerful enough to carry their body weight long distances.

In the composition, “Water Wings”, a Canada Goose is stretching its wings in preparation for the morning flight from the water to the field. As the sun rises, the “barley talk” intensifies. Loud honking and the flapping of wings increases as each squadron positions itself for flight. Each goose test its “water wings” before becoming airborne. Like the noise of engines revved on take-off, geese ready for flight, create a similar racket. The sound echoes across the early sky before it fades into the distance.

Water Wings