The pristinely white Great Egret gets dressed up for the breeding season; a patch of skin on its face turns neon green, and long plumes grow from its back. Called aigrettes, those plumes were the bane of egrets in the late nineteenth century, when such adornments were prized for ladies’ hats. Thanks to the Audubon Society and many concerned about our environment, these wonderful creatures of the wetlands are now thriving.
Louisiana Male Egret
16″ x 20″ x 2″, Acrylic on Ampersand Gessobord, $975