inspiration for this proud bird was sparked from observing our own
peacocks that have resided on our farm for the last four years.
These spectacularly plumaged birds are fascinating to watch,
learning about their courtship and sexual dance performed for the female,
and the different calls and their meanings (sorry neighbors!).
As my family studied these birds it became clear we had to figure
out a way to capture the luminescent brilliance of their feathers. If you
change the view angle and lighting, they change colors, almost like a
hologram. By adding the
feathers under glass, it added so much depth, flow and realism to the
overall piece. These birds are
so pompous and adorned, so the more jewels sparkle and glitz the better!
It is said that
finding a peacock feather brings good luck, harmony, serenity, piece of
mind, relaxation and protection. During
the summer months when the males start dropping feathers, our farm becomes
a treasure hunt for any children who come over for a visit.
They are so delighted to bring home a prized feather!