TITLE

"Bizzarre! Female Red-Winged Blackbird with Red Epaulets!"

 

SIZE

6.5 x 8.5”

 

MEDIA

charcoal, acrylic and oil on mounted paper in reclaimed frame

 

YEAR

2021

 

DESCRIPTION
Occasionally, female Red-Winged Blackbirds will develop red epaulets, widely understood to be a feature only males of the species are “supposed to” possess. The coloration does not seem to impede on breeding success or other normal functions. The females simply exist. I understand this as an instance of “queerness” in nature, by which I mean our heteronormative understandings falls short of comprehending the species’ full spectrum of existence.

"Bizzarre! Female Red-Winged Blackbird with Red Epaulets!"

$250.00Price