Grandfather’s Birds

51 avian illustrations

“Grandfather’s Birds” is a collection of 51 small avian illustrations made for my mother in memory of her late father and my beloved grandfather, Mr. Alvaro Villagran. Some of my fondest childhood memories place him at the Los Angeles County Arboretum in California, where he had donated a number of Guinea Hens (the first birds featured in the book) and had spent countless hours feeding ducks and peacocks with my brother and me. Needless to say, I always think of birds when I think of him.

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pen and ink in bound book, 3″ x 4″ (2010)

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