Since this is a work of a naturalist who was particularly interested in birds it was painted to be published in a book about birds. This was when some new species across America were discovered, drawn, and written about. A whole science came into existence that studied the peculiarities of the newfound variety of life. Their behavior was interesting and their ways intriguing. We share a planet with other creatures and our relationship with them is worth contemplating.
Title: Birds of America
Medium: Watercolors, Pastels, and crayons
Year of Artwork: 1823
Artist: John James Audobon
Birthplace of Artist: Haiti