Territorial Dispute by Mary Helsaple

Mary Helsaple
Mary Helsaple
I was raised on the west coast, lived and worked in Colorado for 35 years and now live full time in Sedona, AZ. I have also been involved in the regional arts in Arizona these last 15 years. I participate in exhibitions at Sedona Arts Center, Sedona Visual Artists Coalition Open Studio events, Artlink shows in Phoenix, AZ, and many national juried exhibitions around the country.  I am an environment-focused artist, whose objective is to create a visual that connects people with wild nature. I am also an avid birdwatcher and made nature documentaries for television. My detailed watercolors are large works on paper, done in the ‘narrative style’ that often touches on important social and environment concerns.
13" x 16" x 1"




“Territorial Dispute” by Mary Helsaple

A group of ravens is called an “unkindness”, a “treachery”, or a “conspiracy”. Odd. Probably because some people get an ominous feeling when they see them grouped in a flock. In reality they have a large socially bonded family that strongly defends their territory from intruders. It is a matter of survival, both for the “conspiracy” and for those that dare enter.

Watercolor on Claybord

With frame: 13″ x 16″ x 1″

Without frame: 9″ x 12″