Baffling Belly – signed/numbered 592
“Baffling Belly” is a reference to the Red-bellied woodpecker’s faintly colored (hard to see) red belly. The red head is obvious as a potential naming feature of this bird, but there is already one of those (red-headed woodpecker). This is a limited edition, numbered and hand-signed print using the serigraph technique. This print is in very good condition, but glass and top mat would benefit from a cleaning.
“Ever see the red-bellied woodpecker perch on a birch, potato beetle in beak? Neither did the artist, so he painted this picture to find out how it would look. This is the bird with the belly that baffles beginning birders, so its zebra back is turned toward you to avoid a credibility crisis: could you ever again trust the names of the golden-cheeked warbler, the rufous-sided towhee, the rose-breasted grosbeak—even the blue-footed booby—after seeing the red-belly’s belly? It’s almost all white!” – Charley Harper
21″w x 27″h overall
1 in stock