Colored Pencil on Pastelbord. In 2009, a gourd plant was gifted to me by a bird, I suppose. I didn't plant it in my front yard, but there it grew. I picked these 2 gourds from it and when I brought them in, I saw their resemblance to swans and knew they belonged together. I really did not change their shape one bit. Just posed them together in what I saw as a natural, poignant and protective interaction.
© Susan Helen Strok 2009