Sculpture by Ross Matteson

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Decisive by Nature

2000 by Ross Matteson   bronze   12 x 8 x 4.5 inches   edition size 50

Decisive by Nature is about three quarters the life size of a male gyrfalcon.   Although humans are slow to attribute too much thinking capability to animals, from my own close observations, they are very smart about certain things.   When this bird is ready to eat for example, the factors he assesses prior to giving chase processed at the speed of light.   I have rarely seen indecisiveness regarding when to take flight. I am learning a little humility from my falcons, among other things!

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[photo credit: Bob Iyall / Ross Matteson]