This painting belongs to a body of work entitled For the Birds.The paintings in this series are not exact copies but rather my attempt to record experiences and impressions from nature. They are also attempts by me to connect to a part of the world that I long for more of. In that sense they are nostalgic paintings and also prayers, perhaps, for a better world: one that respects and admires nature rather than one that subdues and subjects it. They are requests to notice, to love, to hold sacred the world we inhabit.

– Jennifer Berkenbosch