A male American Kestrel would perch himself upon a Red Spruce and watch my movements. I later learned that they were nesting nearby. My inspiration was born while placing the star on the Christmas tree later that year. I rarely saw the female, but I envisioned the sculpture as a two-part piece that could be moved around to obtain different perspectives. The male standing guard and the female looking up. We need to be a “Vedette” and watch, protect nature and the environment.
Definition of Vedette 1. a mounted sentry position beyond an army’s outpost to observe the movements of the enemy 2. a leading star of stage, screen or television