The Heron in Art

Heron in shallow water in rain, by Ohara Koson (1877 - 1945)

Only a heron can turn standing in a puddle in the rain into a piece of contemplative art.

Herons have attracted the human artist's eye for 1000s of years. Their willingness to pose - as still as still can be - means that every detail may be captured in exquisite fineness. The resulting representations bring a calmness to the soul.

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