20″x24″ Watercolor on Paper
Original in private collection
Robert was an African Grey in his 30s who had never flown in life. Like many African Greys, Robert had phobias. One of his was, strangely, flying. Because of his phobia, he did not live life as a normal parrot. When he passed away, his human companions commissioned me to create this painting for them, depicting Robert finally taking his flight to heaven.