The Drifters by Kim Diment

12th Annual ARC Salon (2016-2017)

Kim Diment

The Drifters

2015

76.2 x 152.4 cm | 30 x 60 in

Acrylic on canvas

  • Honorable Mention / Animals

This painting is as much about circles and cycles as it is about the beauty of birds in flight. The most literal circle would be the head of the windmill, the second inferred loop would be the connecting of the front of the last bird (left of painting)with the legs and wings of the bird leaving the painting( right of painting) and finally you have the endless loop of migration of the cranes. Sandhill Cranes are fascinating subject matter in that they have changed very little in the last 10 million years. Their haunting cries and monogamous mating rituals are of interest. I look and listen for them every fall and spring flying high upon the thermals.