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Women with Wings paintings


Wishbones  watercolour  24”H x 16”W

In these paintings, women fulfill the age-old dream of sharing the wings and the spirit of birds! There are seven different watercolours on this theme. Some alighted at The Vancouver Art Gallery Sales & Rentals.

about human and avian anatomy:

Birds can fly because their bones evolved somewhat differently from yours. Your collarbones (clavicle) evolved in a bird into the wishbone (furcula), your chestbone (sternum) expanded to include a keel (carina), and your poky shoulder blades (scapula) elongated in a bird like tiny hockey sticks.

A bird has the same kind of armbones as you have, but the lower armbone (ulna) has secondary flight feathers. On a bird, your five fingers were modified to three: two covered with long primary flight feathers and a thumb-like one sprouting a small feather (alula) to control air flow during flight.


All images on this website are copyright Julie Emerson.

If you use my images, you are stealing.

Hope is the Thing  watercolour  19”H x 22”W

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