Signed Archival "Birds on Things" Print from the hand and whimsy of Oregon Artist Don McMahon. All of his works display his humor and have a twist relating to each bird or birds portrayed in the picture.
Titled - "A Wing & a Prayer" - Depicting a statue of a holy man or monk in prayer surrounded by a cluster of multicolored birds on the win - A Wing And A Prayer.
This is all retired stock from a recently closed art gallery. This item is wrapped in a glassine protective cover so there may be some flash reflection on the image - that is just the glassine and not the image. The print and matte are all perfectly rectangular any sloping seen on the image are just a result of the angle of the camera when images where shot,
The print is mounted on card which measures 36cm x 28cm (14in x 11in). The picture is 24cm x 19cm (9.5in x 7.5in)
The prints are a high resolution digital reproduction of the original graphite and color pencil drawings. They are printed with archival ink on archival paper and are hand signed.
Don McMahon was born in Santa Barbara, California and currently makes his home in West Linn, Oregon with his wife Kelly and two boys. Don started drawing at an early age when he would get into trouble doodling on his desks and books in grade school. He went on to receive a degree in art from Oklahoma State University in 1986.
His inspiration and love of birds comes from his mother, Jeri McMahon. Jeri is a world-renowned bird watcher who has traveled extensively throughout the world.
With this passion for birds and an obsession for drawing, Don decided to put the two together. But, it wasn't until he was skiing on Mt. Hood with his family that Don noticed a little Black Capped Chickadee flitting around on his skis.“It was perched perfectly on the tips of my skis with a view of the mountain behind. It was a classic post card picture. I couldn't get my camera out quick enough and of course it flew off. That's when the idea hit me of birds on things. And, when a friend told me about some Blackbirds sitting on his golf clubs, the ideas started flowing.”