SOLD - TD Art Gallery Paint-in 2014
1st place - FCA Vancouver Drawing Exhibition 2012
The ostrich is a timid bird in the wild, difficult to get near. However, where they are farmed I have found them to be aggressively inquisitive and a bit intimidating. We have, on occasion, had them stick their heads into the car and peck at anything that caught their attention. They are large enough for a grown person to ride and on some of the ostrich farms in South Africa they are ridden in races to impress the tourists. They can kick forward with tremendous force. I have seen the bone breastplate of a dead ostrich with a hole through it from a kick it received in a fight with another ostrich.