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Peacock Pheasant (Wayne Ferrebee, 2015, mixed media)

The success of my mixed media turkey artwork has led me to make a second cut-out paper bird.  This one is a beautiful peacock pheasant with iridescent tail feathers and with rhinestone “eyes” across his breast.  The real bird which this cutout is based on is the grey peacock pheasant (Polyplectron bicalcaratum) the national bird of Myanmar—a nation clawing its way from horror to democracy.  One of these days I will do a post on the gray peacock pheasant (which is not unlike the beautiful Palawan peacock pheasant, which I already wrote about), however I am going to wait a while.  The actual animal is so gorgeous that it puts my paper cutting to shame….