The Survivors

The Survivors – Canada geese, (1989)
Signed and Numbered Limited Edition of 1,500, Offset on Paper
Retail Price at Issue $225
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Image Size 19½” x 25 7/8″
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Located in Duxbury MA

Wetlands and shorelines have always been very attractive places to me. The large variety of wildlife found in and around the water always guarantees adventure. It is sensational to be there when the big flocks of geese and ducks land on the lakes and marshes.

Since my childhood, more and more Canada geese have been seen in Europe; it has become quite a common bird on our continent. Among all our “imported” species, what we call exotic species, Canada geese are now the most numerous. They look more elegant than most European geese species; the Canada’s black and white neck and head are very attractive. I feel very fortunate to be able to see them without having to travel all the way to North America.

I wanted this painting to alert people about all the lead shot on the bottom of lakes after several generations of duck and goose hunting. Lots of foraging geese are poisoned by this lead. I thought this was a good opportunity to ask my collectors who are hunters to switch over to one of the nonpoisonous kinds of shotgun shell because they do exist.

— Carl Brenders