The Macaw is an iconic avian of the rainforest that has always drawn my attention. I was born and raised in Ohio’s great corn ocean, but with half of my heritage rooted in a vast different ecosystem, the tropical rainforest of Costa Rica. Illustrative books of these rainforest ecosystems always drew my interest, as I sought to understand an abstract part of myself. The Macaw was always a bright and striking icon of this mythical ecosystem I sought to connect with. The Macaw twins look over their shoulders, peering at the viewer, inviting them to explore themselves, as I have through my dual heritage.
The Macaw Twins are painted on two separate wood panels, but come together to form on work of art.
This piece is reserved for sale during the Spectrum Miami Show during Art Basel, Dec 6-10, 2023.