Margot Cormier Splane Visual Artist

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Internationally Award Winning Artist

Fledglings preparing to leave Home


Hand Pulled Serigraph ~ 21 stencils

2016 ~ 19 x 12” ~ 49 x 30 cm

Edition 56, artist proofs 6

This magpie art shows young black and white fledglings flapping their wings. The young magpies spend several days doing this exercise in or close to their nest. This helps to strengthen their wings before they take the dangerous step of flying the coop.

This life stage, past childhood and edging close to adulthood, was the age my children were while I was working on this serigraph. Still coming back to the family home for the summer, but making a separate life for themselves while away at university. As a parent I was sad to let go, yet excited and hopeful to see my children flying the coop.