Jane Murdoch Adams




Bird Energy Series

In the Bird Energy paintings I seek to capture the sparkling energy of birds, representing courage and lightness of heart. They are part of the evolution of both humankind and my life. I pursue this inspiration in abstractions because of the immediate impact of line, shape, light and pattern.

I create these bird energy images from my earliest Manitoba marshland memories imagining my own motley flight fantasies, bathing in rain, wind and sunlight.

I spent summers in the Netley-Libau Marsh on the southern edge of Lake Winnipeg where I had my own duck banding station near Scanterbury. As a child my father and I watched Grebes dancing.

Now I watch the shorelines of Toronto Island and the Humber River lift off with egrets, herons, kingfishers and mallards. All with crow calls in the background.

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