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Turkey Vulture

Title: "The Laughter That Precedes Death"

Medium: Watercolor & Gouache on Watercolor Paper.

Extras: I met an unbelievably charming Turkey Vulture at the Cascades Raptor Center in Eugene, OR. She seemed to be playing peek-a-boo with me for quite a while! It changed how I thought of these amazing animals, and since I can never pass over a dichotomy I knew I had to paint a Turkey Vulture doing what they famously do. Our unfortunate cow has a tongue-in-cheek #13 on his tag here for a bit of unlucky fun.

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