Maria Elena Ferrari
Fulica atra (pullus) The great beauty
Species or element:
Fulica atra, pullus
I wanted to show in detail (a little piece of egg shell, wet plumage, morphology of the parts around the beak, orange feathers that evokes the filaments with which the nest is built) a Fulica atra just pulled from the egg to remember that in nature the concept of "beauty" is indissolubly linked to the concept of "useful to survival" and "bio-different" this little one that looks to life is very different from the chicks we have in our collective imagination is very different from the adult, I have seen in him the "alpha" and the "omega", the strength and, at the same time, the fragility of life: it is just born but it almost looks like "old man" … enchanted me great beauty of life.
Gouache on paper
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