These dead birds sigh

These dead birds sigh


This painting is of a taxidermy dove I studied at the Horniman museum in London.

I often work from collected animals, from zoos, museums and live and dead animal display. For me these creatures and their loss of wildness is incredibly poignant. 

In the painting I am striving for juxtaposition - between light and shadow, beauty and darkness.

The title is taken from a quote by Shakespeare and exemplifies the idea of the beauty beyond life.

  • Original, 12x16" - $2600

Artwork Available For Sale

  • Yes


  • Artist: Jennifer Hooper
  • Subject: Birds
  • Medium:
  • Percentage to Conservation: 40%





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