The dynamic Wood Stork is a member of the Ibis family. Sometimes called “Iron Head” or “Flint Head” they are not as elegant as other herons or egrets but have a lot of character. The stork has a sensitive beak and uses it to hunt in shallow water by feel rather than sight. When it detects a small fish, it moves the beak at lightning speed in the water to successfully capture it. A unique feature of this bird is that during breeding season its feet change color to a pinkish red and their feathers are fresh from a molt displaying an intense white. This life size rendition of the Wood Stork was created using 5 copper plates and is meticulously hand painted.
24" X 36"
43" X 53"
5 plate original hand painted etching