The Early Bird

The image shows a piece of artwork by Jina Wallwork. It is an ink drawing of birds. Stylistically this piece of artwork has links with expressionsim.

The Early Bird – Jina Wallwork


Within a single day, you may see the early bird devour the worm. Witness a moment of success in which the bird obtains the prize. I wonder how long it took the bird to train as a hunter and to fly with skill. It began in a nest completely unable, and it had a great deal to learn. It contained all the natural instincts and gifts, but the expression of those skills did not begin on this day. To view every attempt this bird made would involve viewing its entire life. We would need to look beyond this moment. A victory isn’t obtained in a single event. The bird began this process long ago.

Green (book cover) by Jina Wallwork

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