In 2008 I began a series of paintings dedicated to species of birds, trees and plants
whose existence is threatened by loss of habitat and climate change.
The retablos are painted on salvaged metal, old advertising and traffic signs. Many of the series are on portions
of an old metal sign that had been used to advertise a housing development (on what had once been a meadow)
in Ojai of the 1960’s.
scroll down to view retablos completed so far
western bluebird (salia mexicana) © Dianne Bennett
ardea herodius, great blue heron Ojai Valley Meadow Preserve © Dianne Bennett
tri-colored blackbird Ojai Valley Meadow Preserve ©Dianne Bennett
western snowy plover Ormond Beach wetland preserve ©Dianne Bennett
Least tern Ormond Beach wetland preserve © Dianne Bennett