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"<a href="https://www.artistsforconservation.org/virtual-exhibit/4589/artist/1402/artwork/children-water-and-air-6001">Children of Water and Air</a>" by Megan Kissinger | United States

Children of Water and Air

Wallhanging by Megan Kissinger
60.00" H x 60.00" W x 1.25" D
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Flying Fish and Diving Birds with Whale Shark and Tarpon
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Original Available
Artist will donate 25% to Cousteau Society from sale of this work.
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Price: $5,000 USD
I love to paint the juxtaposition of birds who "swim" in the sea with fish who "fly" in the air. And like a swimming bird and a flying fish, a creative person sometimes has to adapt to strange environments in order to exist. The title of the painting comes from this poem "The Flying Fish," by Carl Sandburg. "I have lived in many half-worlds myself … and so I know you. I leaned at a deck rail watching a monotonous sea, the same circling birds and the same plunge of furrows carved by the plowing keel. I leaned so and you fluttered struggling between two waves in the air now and then under the water and out again … a fish … a bird … a fin thing … a wing thing. Child of water, child of air, fin thing and wing thing I have lived in many half worlds myself and so I know you."



Children of Water and Air | Wallhanging by Megan Kissinger | Artists for Conservation 2018

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