This is a painting of the nest of a Northern Fulmar – a few pebbles scraped together so the egg doesn’t fall off the cliff.
I got interested in the Northern Fulmar because of a research study at UBC on the issue of plastics pollution in the oceans, suggesting this species as an “indicator species” (think canary in coal mine.)
I am doing a community-engaged eco-art project at the Vancouver Maritime Museum in September, 2013, where we will create birds from recycled plastic. Check out Bird on the Beach for more information.
I am now also studying the Northern Fulmar in Inuit Legend.