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Alina Poggenburg | “Self Portrait With Chickadees”

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This painting is a self portrait inspired by the view I have of my bird feeder from my bedroom window. The chickadees surrounding me convey the sense of passive observation that I have frequently felt during the pandemic. Especially spending so much time indoors, watching my window. The world is active around me but I remain a little separate from it. Connecting with nature has helped me feel reengaged with the world again.