Twins, oil painting of two birds one alive and one dead, by Edith van Duin-Schermer, 2016
Twins, 2016 *sold*

Sometimes inspiration is just waiting for us right outside the doorstep! Looking from my window, I could see a bird’s nest with only one little baby bird left in it. Unfortunately, a severe heat wave struck the Netherlands right at that time. I worried whether the poor thing could survive such heat! Pondering over the fragility of life, an image came to mind how life and death are two sides of the same (endless) coin. A bit like Yin and Yang really, even though it can be rough….

Good news on the baby bird by the way, it survived!

2016, Oil on linen, 50×70 cm (19.7×27.5″)

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