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One beautiful sunny morning I was able to observe a pair of endangered Whooping Cranes grooming, feeding and interacting with each other. They were aware my presence but continued with their daily routine. I was captivated by their graceful movements and serene disposition. Standing five feet tall they commanded a presence and it dawned on me why they became endanger in the first place. Not only the declining habitat but the easy target they must have been for hunters. In China and Japan cranes carry the symbolism of longevity, immortality, and prosperity this seemed contradictory to their current status as a species. However I connected to them even more while painting knowing their im

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I have always loved art and drawing.  I studied at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and then began working for a publishing house as a typesetter and layout artist.

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