Suellen Fowler - USA
Red Shafted Flicker
3 x 2 x 2 Flame work glass sculpture of a red shafted flicker perched on a stump. I used hand mixed borosilicate colored canes to apply and draw on the patterns of the flicker's plumage. My backyard is frequently visited by flickers during the spring and fall, and I find their markings very handsome. They are a large woodpecker, and are unusual because they migrate, and prefer to feed on the ground on bugs and ants. They have a beautiful, swooping flight pattern as they cross from treetop to treetop, they will flap a few times, then fold their wings and glide, then flap again a few times, displaying the red or yellow feathers under their wings.