Medium : Gouache and Cut Paper on Illustration Board
Image Size: 12.5" x 18"
Circa : Ford Times, November 1959
Dig this crazy architecture! Bank Swallows nest in cooperative apartments with sieve-like facades, excavated with beak and claw in the clay or sand of river banks, gravel pits, highway cuts and sawdust heaps. At the end of a 2- to 4-foot hallway, they place the family room, wall-to-walled with feathers and grass. Utilities? They eat, drink and bathe on the wing. But how do they know which hole to come home to?
Ford Times, American Bird Architects, Nov 1959; Birds and Words, 1974