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Peace Eagle
Peace Eagle
ACRYLIC ON CANVAS
20 x 30
2021

Turkey Vulture

Called by some native Americans- the Peace Eagle. They don’t kill, but eat mostly already dead animals. They are one of nature’s most important helpers. 'Vultures have dirty, dirty faces -- and shockingly clean guts'. They can take toxic rotting carcass and turn it into a much cleaner fertilizer. In fact, when vulture numbers decline, rates of human diseases go up. I have chosen to represent the Turkey vulture as it is traditionally the more common in the Shenandoah Valley. The more aggressive
Black Vultures often drive Turkey Vultures away from food.

for sale but custody not available until Sept. 18. ($450)