The pair of toucans serve as a focal point for the surrounding vegetation that seem to dwarf the
birds. Yet the two birds remind us of how we too need companionship, amid unknowable nature
almost painfully exquisite in its beauty. Beyond the forest the sky reminds us of the freedom that
birds symbolize. The species represented appears to be the white-throated toucan. This painting is
by Wellington C. Marin, December 9, 1998, the medium is gouache on Arches paper. Actual size of the work
is 16.5 x 22 inches.