Ring-necked Pheasants Caught Off Guard
Painted: 1978 Published: 1978
The peacefully feeding ring-necked pheasants have been caught off guard and break the still winter air with a flurry of sound and action. This corn patch was an actual field, hand planted and harvested with an old corn binder, then laboriously collected into large shocks. The artist found the setting a unique contrast to the straight rows and clean cuts made by modern framing equipment.