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When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head!

–William Blake (1757-1827), English artist, poet, and mystic

The birds take part in dramas that would do credit to  Sophocles, Shakespeare, Racine, or Ibsen.

Ruling the Roost (2012). Digital collage created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.

Gloriously or plainly plumed, the avian actors strut and preen across Nature’s stage: they flaunt, court, mate, beget, nurture, raise, retreat, defend, threaten, denounce, hunt, fight, kill, eat, and die.

No grand opera was ever as thrilling as the life-struggle of the Feathered Ones.

(All artwork, descriptions, & other text [except for quotations] created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.)

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Joyce August 7, 2012, 4:39 pm

Wonderful artwork, like always.

Eric Edelman August 7, 2012, 9:27 pm

Thanks very much, Joyce–have a great WW!

alissa apel August 7, 2012, 4:53 pm

That piece looks happy, but they are sharp sheers. Loving the contrast of happy and I’ll cut your head off.

Eric Edelman August 7, 2012, 5:26 pm

From the human point of view, that’s the world of birds, all right…and, for that matter, a lot of the natural world. Thanks very much for your comment, Alissa!

stevebethere August 7, 2012, 5:06 pm

Wonderful as usual, I wish I had your imagination 🙂

Have a good week 🙂

Eric Edelman August 7, 2012, 9:27 pm

Thanks very much, Steve! I appreciate your kind words. I believe you do have a wonderful imagination: your own! (In line with that, have a look at the following inspirational blog-post: http://joelrunyon.com/two3/an-unexpected-ass-kicking). Have a great week 🙂

Judy Haughton-James August 7, 2012, 5:48 pm

I am a bird enthusiast so I am fascinated by this. Thanks for hosting and Happy WW!

Eric Edelman August 7, 2012, 9:35 pm

Thanks for your visit and comment, Judy! A happy WW to you as well.

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook August 7, 2012, 8:10 pm

So creative! I agree that the Feathered Ones have a very operatic kind of life. Your words are so perfect to your collage.

Eric Edelman August 7, 2012, 9:34 pm

Thank you very much, Carol! I’m glad you find that the words and image for this week go together well.

Paula J August 7, 2012, 8:26 pm

Hmmm not sure what to think of this one. Happy with a bit of scary 🙂

Happy WW!
Paula
lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

Eric Edelman August 7, 2012, 9:31 pm

That sounds as good as any description for this one that I can come up with. 😉 Thanks for your comment, Paula, and have a fab WW!

aquariann August 7, 2012, 9:43 pm

Fascinating birds!

Eric Edelman August 7, 2012, 10:15 pm

Thanks, Aquariann!

Molly August 7, 2012, 9:57 pm

Love this piece! The colors are amazing as well as the context, well done!

Eric Edelman August 7, 2012, 10:17 pm

Thank you very much, Molly! Glad you like it.

Theresa August 7, 2012, 11:12 pm

Very pretty colors, as always. This one reminds me of Edward Scissor Hands.

Eric Edelman August 8, 2012, 6:47 am

Thanks very much, Theresa for your kind comment, Theresa! I didn’t think of the connection or see it before you commented, but you’re right: Edward Scissorhands does come to mind.

Brandi August 7, 2012, 11:42 pm

So creative and intriguing! 🙂

Eric Edelman August 8, 2012, 6:50 am

Thanks, Brandi! I’m glad you liked it.

Daryl August 8, 2012, 6:33 am

another amazing digital collage .. i so admire your work, its unique, clever and entertaining … to me that’s what art is .. and thanks for hosting WW!

Eric Edelman August 8, 2012, 6:52 am

Thanks very much, Daryl–it’s kind of you to say so! Have a happy WW.

Cafe au lait August 8, 2012, 6:35 am

Great work!

My WW.

Eric Edelman August 8, 2012, 6:58 am

Thanks!

jessica @peekababy August 15, 2012, 11:10 pm

amazing how much the sheers resemble beaks!

Eric Edelman August 16, 2012, 6:27 am

Thanks very much for your comment, Jessica; I appreciate knowing that I was able to achieve the effort I was striving for!

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