The last in my “Moonbird” series, “Endurance” received an Honorable Mention at the annual River Club show in Kennebunkport this August. This mixed media scroll continues my visual tribute to the endurance of the longest migrating bird in the world, the small Red Knot. She travels from the tip of South America to the Arctic to breed, feasting along the way on horseshoe crab eggs for the stamina she needs to fly for days without food. I am hoping both bird and horseshoe crab (actually an ancient cousin of spiders) will endure, but their species are dwindling due to human depredations and disturbances of habitat.
Judges were Deborah Dluhy, Dean Emerita at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts/ Boston; Daniel Minter, professor of illustration at Maine College of Art; and Lauren Silverson, Director of Registration and Collections at the Portland Museum of Art.