SAVAGE RIVER MAGPIE
Materials: chip board, acrylic paint, spray varnish, glue, glass beads
Slip case: book board, book cloth, bark paper, glue
Techniques: Hand cut, painted, glued, spray varnished
At the end of a multi-day backpack in the Denali National Park back country, we walked several miles down the Savage River Valley along the river bar out to the park road. Along the length of the valley a line of tall willows grew and supported several large messy magpie nests. Each nest was protected by a magpie pair who commented loudly as we walked by.