Quail Hunter - Coopers Hawk, 2017
oil on belgian linen
16 x 20 in
(40.64h x 50.8w cm)
Available for sale at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, "Prix de West Exhibition & Sale", June 10, 2017
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"In the late afternoon sun, the quail covey feels less threatened from predators and feed together in the thick vegetation. Today a patient Coopers Hawk has been decidedly awaiting his opportunity to strike. The alarmed group breaks into flight, exploding into a beautiful arch as they attempt their escape. I wanted to capture the exact moment of alarm and explore the indisputable paradox between the beauty and harshness of nature." John Banovich, Artist/Conservationist