Northern Migration
ORIGINAL OIL by Linda Besse
19.5" X 32.5"

Birds in Art 2004, Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
When I arrived in Nebraska at the start of the Sandhill crane migration, little did I know how entranced I would become with this ancient bird species. The wildness of their call, their grace, and the joy of their "dancing" are perfect examples why the crane is one of the most revered species of birds in the world.
(See below for a close-up view of a detail of this painting.)

Northern Migration (detail)