I have a very complicated relationship with mockingbirds. They’re the trickster in my life.
But they are also wonderful and I believe they are minding my chicken flock and protecting them from hawks.
This makes up for the games they play with me when they mimic the goat bleats and have me run outside believing the goats have escaped their yard. This piece is a hand cut silhouette of a mockingbird on a wire fence. It is framed in a shadowbox frame, allowing the bird to cast its shadow and trick you into seeing two birds.