Above Us Only Sky

When I was asked if I’d like to donate a piece to the 2018 Nocturne Auction to benefit the World Center for Birds of Prey, I saw an opportunity to spread my creative wings.

“I’ve been privileged to see California Condors during several visits to the Navajo Bridge that crosses the Colorado River at Marble Canyon in Northern Arizona. The images of Condors in the mixed media triptych, titled “Above Us Only Sky” are based on photographs that I’ve taken there as well as here, in Boise, at the World Center for Birds of Prey.

“The narrow vertical format of the triptych references the feeling of being in the Canyon, various images honor the elements of earth, water, fire and air; and Edward Abbey fans will appreciate a photo of an inscription carved into the handrail of the bridge, ‘Hayduke Lives’. Condors now live again under open sky thanks to the efforts of dedicated people and organizations, like the World Center for Birds of Prey.

“Above Us Only Sky”
triptych, mixed media on wood panel
12 x 42 inches
Lynn A. Fraley ©2018

A member of the Society of Animal Artists and a Signature Member of the American Academy of Equine Art, Lynn normally focuses her creative energies on sculptures of horses.