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Bird Portrait of Jessie

VEERY

Lyrical

Contemplative

Courageous

Bird Portraits for GLACE

 

For the inaugural year of a new spring course at the University of Michigan Biological Station called Great Lakes Arts, Cultures, and Environments (GLACE), I created a portrait of a northern Michigan bird for each student and teacher involved. Every bird is meant to match the character of a specific person, with three distinct personality traits I associate with each person and paired bird.

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Bird Portrait of Andie

GREAT BLUE HERON

Honest

Inclusive

Endearing

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Bird Portrait of Kiersten

AMERICAN BITTERN

Clever

Spontaneous

Imaginative

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Bird Portrait of Cielle

SAVANNAH SPARROW

Intentional

Witty

Focused

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Bird Portrait of Katie

COMMON LOON

Intuitive

Reflective

Insightful

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Bird Portrait of Larkin

GREAT HORNED OWL

Patient

Thoughtful

Perceptive

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Bird Portrait of Ingrid

KIRTLAND'S WARBLER

Innovative

Intrepid

Loving

Bird Portrait of Candace

EASTERN KINGBIRD

Curious

Determined

Queen

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Bird Portrait of Aisha

OSPREY

Observant

Mighty

Wise

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Bird Portrait of Joseph

COMMON MERGANSER

Loyal

Dynamic

Generous

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