Fixation - White Hawk
20 inches high x 16 inches wide

“Fixation” has two meanings: First is the single-mindedness of a hunt on the hunt for food. When the bird sees potential prey, it will lock on the target until the time is right to pursue and strike. It knows if a person is nearby, but if you’re not threatening or you’re unaware the hawk is present then it may go after its prey.

“Second is the work that many nations and conservation groups are doing to preserve the ecosystems. Although white hawks are not threatened, they are losing habitat to agriculture and ranching. Habitat loss affects the forest flora and fauna. Many nations are using the charismatic white hawk as an ‘umbrella species’ to protect the forests and and its biodiversity.”

48th Annual Birds In Art exhibition
Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum
Wausau, Wis.
Sept. 9 - Nov. 23, 2023

Birds In Art 2024 annual tour
• Plum Creek Nature Center, Joliet, Ill., Jan.–Feb.
• Newington-Cropsey Foundation, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., March–May
• Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, Shawnee, Okla., June–Aug.
• Wichita Falls Museum of Art, Wichita Falls, Texas, Sept.–Dec.