Robert Bateman: “One of the ideas behind “Cardinal and Sumac” was inspired by a Smithsonian Museum display of an authentic east Indian village, complete with villagers going about their daily business. I was strolling through when, all of a sudden, a villager wearing a flaming red turban walked past a rich terra cotta-coloured wall. I was struck by the red-on-red vision – it just sizzled. I knew then I would some day paint a cardinal in sumac.
Most North Americans have the opportunity to see cardinals in their own backyards. The cardinal, however exotic in colour, is one of our most familiar favourites. I like the idea of the cardinal as a representative for Earth Day; it is appropriate that a backyard favourite represent our need to incorporate environmental action into our own backyards – our local communities.”
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