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Artwork copyright Nancy Halbrooks. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Birds: Flocks, Gaggles, Murders, Parliaments... the Whole Gang

So you like birds? A lot?? You've come to the right web exhibition! This includes every artwork with a bird in Washington's State Art Collection.

Artists often use birds as ambassadors of local wildlife. Their ability to sing is connected to their symbolism as a messenger. And birds are also common symbols of freedom, our inner spirit or soul, eternal life, and the link between earth and the heavens.