I painted the house wren below in water color in l975 on construction paper while the
Middle School science teacher at Rippowam-Cisqua School in Bedford, New York. I was in my late twenties and had been obsessed by the beauty of birds for almost a decade. I gave the painting to my dear friend Wren Wirth. It is almost as if I painted it for her before I
knew her, It hangs in the Wirths’ country house in Virginia.