Knock Knock

Knock Knock


Knock, Knock – Downy Woodpeckers
Limited Edition of 100,  18.5″ x 20″ – $150.00

Open Edition  13″ x 10″ – $40.00

The Downy woodpecker is one of the smallest woodpeckers of more than a hundred species. It is common in North America except in the upper reaches of Canada and most of Alaska. Downy woodpeckers search the trunks and branches of dead and diseased trees for wood- boring insects. They eat ants, caterpillars, eggs, cocoons, and sometimes seeds. Most of the time, woodpeckers work vertically on the rotten bark of old trees looking for food by moving forward and backward with jerky hops.

In the composition, “Knock, Knock,” a male (identified by a red patch on the back of his head) and female prop themselves against the tree trunk using stiff tail feathers and strong feet to hold firmly as they chip away the bark. Momentarily, they stop and glance at each other before resuming their search for food by knocking their strong bills against the tree. As they discover who is home and what is on the menu, the knock-knocking resembles drumming and advertises their whereabouts.


Knock Knock