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About Birds and Serpents, Preston Jackson

About Birds and Serpents

30"x15"x28"h, cast bronze

This piece was inspired by a natural phenomenon I witnessed in my backyard. I heard the fluttering wings and loud calls of a bird. I wondered what all the commotion was about, and then I saw a snake at the bottom of a tree, edging his way toward young nestlings who had hatched just days before.

The predator and prey syndrome, played out before my eyes once again, is still one of my strongest subject concerns. This is a depiction of a socially dominant character, who, through his social status and power, can dramatically alter the life of a so-called weaker being.About Birds and Serpents detail, Preston Jackson

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