Finally, it is complete! The piece shows three focal points:

  The big picture is of a set of cliffs in Northern Vermont on Mount Pisgah. It shows the beauty of Vermont in the fall with the majesty of the fall colors.

The central portion is a depiction of the view through a birder’s spotter scope as it captures the motion of a Peregrine Falcon in full stoop. It depicts the 45 degree angle of the dive and the spiral nature of the flight as seen in the over/underlapping wings.

The smallest focus is the wood ducks which are in flight mid-way between the birder and the cliff. The one bird has caught sight of the impending drama and has headed away from the diorama.

The judges did not appreciate the story, but the patron did!