Among the Ballicaters

Among the Ballicaters

Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are a bit different.  We have our own dictionary of English which contains quite a few words that are just our own.  Ballicaters, being one such word, are defined as “Ice formed by the action in winter of spray and waves along the shore-line, making a fringe or band on the landward side”.  We have many pronunciations and spellings for that very same word.

I wanted to do some ballicatters and chose to challenge myself to seeing them from the perspective of a hunting bald eagle.

I wanted to get a bit of detail into the eagle, so I used a diamond bit engraver to create some feather details in it’s body and wings.

Eagle detail

Eagle detail

Stained and clear glass, smalti and pebbles.  51×40 cm.

Available.