This painting is from a series of allegorical works inspired by the efforts of a Buddhist monk, Tashi Zangpo, to save the rare Tibetan Bunting. Although these birds have never been huge in numbers, their scarcity is stunning— going from a mere five in 2005 to twenty-nine in 2009. To protect areas where these birds build ground nests, he has been able to coordinate with the yak farmers when and where the yaks graze. This simple idea keeps the yaks from trampling the bunting's nests during the breeding season. This is the only painting left in this series and is from 2012. Encaustic and mixed media.
24 x 24" with a 2" cradle. No framing necessary.
©Karen Eide 2018