Mary Pal Designs

Earth Stories - The Big Reveal

Hope is the Thing with Feathers - 72 x 72 inches

Hope is the Thing with Feathers - 72 x 72 inches

Travelling with the Earth Stories exhibition:

- at Michigan State University Museum, May 16 - November 26, 2014. 

- at University of Central Missouri Gallery of Art and Design, Warrensburg, Missouri, January 19 - February 28, 2015.

The Face of Hope - 14 x 12 inches

The Face of Hope - 14 x 12 inches

And here is the "poster" piece to accompany the larger artwork, a portrait of Dr. George Archibald, co-founder of the International Crane Foundation.

From my artist statement: This particular work, “Hope is the Thing With Feathers,” is an opportunity to celebrate all that George Archibald has accomplished, to highlight the need to support efforts to prevent the extinction of these noble birds, to encourage public involvement in the preservation of wetlands, and to create a work that will spur those who see it to become involved.  Can one person make a difference?  Just look at what this man has done.