Every year Deborah Kruger spends time researching and drawing endangered birds. These drawings are the backbone of her art practice and these birds appear in silk screens on recycled plastic bags that are used to create the feathers in her artwork.
This wacky looking stork-like bird is one of her favorites to draw. Noted for its bulbous bill, the Shoe Billed Heron is endemic to freshwater swamps of central tropical Africa, where there are 5000 and 8000 individuals left. Habitat fragmentation affects thousands of bird species and the Shoe Billed Heron is no exception.
My studio in Lake Chapala supports several local Mexican women and their families. I need their help to build large-scale art and sculpture that I exhibit in museums and galleries in the US and Mexico. When you buy products on Deborah Kruger Designs, your money is also going directly to support and empower women!