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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

All hail the King

I finally had a good day to see the Vashon troll, Oscar the Bird King.  I think he's my favorite so far as I very much like his crown of branches and bird houses.  

Several small groups trickled in and out as I sketched.  I shared what I know of the Pacific NW trolls and Oscar specifically. 

He is "the last of the 10 characters in Thomas Dambo's story, The Way of The Bird King. Yes, we have the king. And he is magnificent."

"The Bird King, in Dambo’s storytelling, is a character admonishing humans to be good stewards of their environment...Oscar’s finger points downward toward the earth and viewers, challenging them to personally reflect on their role in the environment."  Source



A white feather is placed between two long Madrone branches which appear as horns in the crown.

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