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Cactus Gallery LA

GREATER SAGE GROUSE 2 by artist Samantha Jane Mullen

$ 300.00 $ 400.00

Pyrography, graphite and white ink on layered basswood cut-outs, 8.5“ x 8.5“

Shown in second image with “We see you, now dance.” All three for $1400 (contact Sandra at sandra@cactusgalleryla.com to adopt the set)

This pieces depicts some of the greatest dancers (and dance fighters) of the avian world. I'm obsessed with all grouse in general, but OMG just watch this video of the Greater Sage Grouse mating ritual  (skip ahead to 2:30 to see what inspired this little group of pieces):

https://youtu.be/wHEhE8RGP2A

Conservation status according to audubon.org:

"Has disappeared from much of former range. Loss of habitat (through clearing for farmland and overgrazing) is one major cause. Threatened by energy development and the effects of invasive plants in much of its remaining range.”

https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/greater-sage-grouse

 


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