More Than His Belly Can

Ogden Nash said it best: “A wonderful bird is the pelican. His bill can hold more than his belican.” As I wax poetic and observe the birds in the Coastal Bend, the humor of this limerick made me pair old hotel menus with the vintage bird drawings, as if the purpose of the pelican is to really get his money’s worth at the all-you-can-eat buffet.

Encaustic collage on wood panel 

16”H x 12”W

Go “behind the scenes” and see me create the pelican!