Bird Inspiration 11: the vulturine guineafowl

jan-30-2014 Laura Bucci

The vulturine guineafowl seemed appropriate to express sentiments of the heart. This is because its beautiful patterned blue, black, and white feathers (not seen in my black and white rendering) are integral to courtship. While I was creating this composition, this love scenario, I was listening to songs by Cuban singer Omara Portuondo, one of which is called Donde estabas tu? Where were you? And that’s how this piece came together, inspired by a fact about the bird and love songs.