Osprey with Kokanee
Dimensions: 31" x 44"
Materials: #3- and 4-cut wool and mohair yarn on linen backing
Adapted from an Audubon print and hooked by Sara Judith, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada, 2006.
Featured in: Celebration XVIII
"This piece is symbolic to me of the wilderness around me. Kokanee are a land-locked salmon living in our lake, and we have one of the largest population of osprey in the world. Hooking is art that represents my world.
This was my first attempt at combining punch hooking and traditional hooking. All the detail and intricacy of the bird and fish were created with the hook with cloth strips. The background, impressions of mountains, forest, lake and sky were punched with yarns, from the back. 22 different blues are in the water, with one constant variegated yarn as a constant."
- Sara Judith, Celebration Hall of Fame 2019