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"<a href="https://www.artistsforconservation.org/virtual-exhibit/24310/artist/1447/artwork/dance-25699">The Dance</a>" by Vickie McMillan-Hayes | United States

The Dance

Wallhanging by Vickie McMillan-Hayes
12.00" H x 14.00" W
Year Completed:
Sandhill Crane
Original for Sale:
Artist will donate 25% to Artists for Conservation (AFC) from sale of this work.
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'The Dance' captures the graceful motion and fluidity of a Sandhill Crane during its mating call. Through deliberate composition and design choices, she conveys this sense of movement. The interplay of negative shapes between the bird and background adds intrigue and visual interest to the artwork. Texture plays a vital role, particularly in the background, where a contemporary texture contrasts with the realistic portrayal of the bird. Starting with an undercoat of raw sienna, Vickie allows this color to subtly emerge throughout the artwork, both in the background and in the bird, creating cohesiveness and harmony throughout the painting.



The Dance | Wallhanging by Vickie McMillan | Artists for Conservation 2023

2023 Artists for Conservation Exhibit Book