2006 – NATURAL HISTORY OF CORTES
(Curated by Laurel Bohart, taxidermist)
Laurel Bohart, local taxidermist, created in a glass display case, a mink stalking a rail with a chick in a wetland setting. The watercolour background in the glass case was painted by the summer student host, Cali Barton. Hanging behind the case was a unique quilt by Diane Elliott titled “Redwing Pond”, inspired by Sprungman’s Pond which Diane lives next to. Mounted woodpeckers and a turkey vulture joined the other birds of Raven’s Relations. Some wall mounted hawks and a kingfisher soon followed.