14" x 7" x 9"
Robins are year round residents where I live in eastern Washington. During the cold months of winter, the bare limbs of the many apple trees offer refuge and respite from the snowy ground below. Innumerable robins with feathers puffed against the cold can be seen throughout the orchards that spread across this region looking as if they are a new crop just before harvest. Their shapely resistance to the cold was my inspiration for this sculpture. The free-standing branches that my robins are perched upon provided an opportunity for me to represent the sparseness of lean winter months set against the bright fullness of birds so well-adapted and content in their environment.