White Elegance

White Elegance- Trumpeter swans, (1987)
Signed and Numbered Limited Edition of 950, Offset on Paper
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Image Size 18½” x 12 7/8″
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Interested buyers please contact Tracy Morrison (Conservation Design) at Email: aprintjock@gmail.com; Phone: 1-781-585-9871;
Located in Duxbury MA

Painting endangered species gives one a very special feeling. Twenty years ago, I read an article in a magazine about a beautiful species of swan which was being introduced in the Yellowstone area of Wyoming –the trumpeter swan.

As I was already a conservationist in those days, I was very impressed by the article and by the beautiful photographs that accompanied it. The article made me dream about the large natural world of the United States; I could not then imagine that any U.S. species could be endangered.

Fortunately, the trumpeter swan returned to Yellowstone, and it seems to do well there now. Every time I have gone to Yellowstone for fieldwork, I have seen many of them –mostly in remote wet areas, but sometimes close to the main road. The best sightings were while hiking –coming upon a pond isolated in a forest where a few resting swans were cleaning their feathers. One such moment is captured in this painting.

Carl Brenders