“A Rafter of Turkeys” Paintings by Portia Hein
My friend, Aggie More, once gave me a beautifully illustrated book about collective nouns. There are so many wonderful words to describe everything beyond a pair. A “dray” of squirrels, a “coven” of witches, a “gaggle” of geese, an “ambush” of tigers, a “malapertness” of peddlers, a “sneer” of butlers, a “cloud” of gnats, a “rake” of colts, a “clew” of worms, a “fall” of lambs, a “goring” of butchers, and the list goes on. Do click on this link to see more.
My personal favorites is, a “parliament” of owls. My interest in ornithology is growing, and raptors are among the more regal of our feathered friends. Portia Hein’s work also soars.
Gallery representation: Traywick Contemporary
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I hadn’t seen her work for awhile, thanks for posting.
Great post today on ArtStormer! Really like the paintings and really love the link to Collective Nouns! A conflagration of arsonists, A herd of harlots (really?), A glint of goldfish, A sneak of weasels, A glozing (?) of taverners. What fun!
Love the Art – Just bought the Book! Thanks for the inspirtation!