Waterfowl Festival Featured Art Unveiled 2023

Esteemed sculptor Pati Stajcar is set to mesmerize art enthusiasts and festivalgoers with her latest masterpiece, “Aesop’s Fable,” a playful depiction of the timeless tale of the Crow and the Pitcher. The bronze will take center stage at the highly anticipated Waterfowl Festival in Easton on November 10 through 12. Pati’s stunning artwork serves as a visual representation of the Festival’s celebration of the region’s rich wildlife heritage.

“Aesop’s Fable,” by Pati Stajcar, is the Waterfowl Festival’s Featured Art Piece for 2023.

Now in its 52nd year, the Waterfowl Festival is a revered event that attracts thousands of visitors annually to the small town of Easton. The Festival showcases the beauty of wildlife through a juried art exhibit, brisk art sales and educational exhibits. The addition of “Aesop’s Fable” by frequent exhibitor Pati promises to elevate the artistic experience to new heights.

Pati, a renowned sculptor with a passion for capturing the essence of nature and storytelling in her work, has gained national acclaim for her remarkable talent. With “Aesop’s Fable,” she breathes life into the ancient tale, bringing it to three-dimensional reality with her impeccable skill and attention to detail. The sculpture portrays the iconic moment when two thirsty crows cleverly use stones to raise the water level in a pitcher to quench their thirst. Pati’s interpretation beautifully captures the determination and resourcefulness of the birds, showcasing the transformative power of intelligence and problem-solving.

“I wanted to create a piece that not only pays homage to the wisdom found in Aesop’s Fable but also resonates with the audience on a deeper level,” said Pati. “Through this sculpture, I aim to remind people of the importance of ingenuity and adaptability, qualities that have played a significant role in our collective survival.”

For a number of convincing reasons, the selection of the crow as the featured artwork, “Aesop’s Fable,” seems appropriate. First off, there is a significant amount of symbolism associated with crows in myths and civilizations around the world. Crows have a reputation for being intelligent and adaptable, and they are frequently linked to knowledge, resourcefulness, and problem-solving. These characteristics support the Festival’s conservation efforts while highlighting the beauty of wildlife in their natural habitats.

The bronze sculpture stands 21” high, 27” wide and 14” deep, making it an impressive sight to behold. Pati meticulously sculpted each feather and detail, displaying an impressionistic representation that captures the essence of the crows and the pitcher. The use of bronze adds a timeless quality to the artwork, symbolizing the enduring nature of fables and the lasting impact they have on generations. There will be two sizes available to art buyers at the Festival with the featured full-sized piece priced at $13,000 and a smaller version, (14” high x 11” wide x 12” deep) priced at $4,100. Pre-orders for “Aesop’s Fable” are available on the Waterfowl Festival website for pick up during the Festival.

The Waterfowl Festival Featured Art committee expressed their delight in having “Aesop’s Fable” in the Featured Art Tent across from the Armory during the event. “Pati Stajcar’s sculpture perfectly aligns with our Festival’s dedication to showcasing exceptional art that reflects the beauty and importance of our natural environment,” stated Ann White, Chairman of the Featured Art Committee. “We believe this exquisite piece will captivate our visitors and serve as a thought-provoking conversation starter on the power of stories and our connection to the animal world.”

In addition to “Aesop’s Fable,” the Waterfowl Festival will offer a diverse range of art for purchase including paintings, carvings and photography, as well as activities for the whole family.

The Waterfowl Festival will take place November 10 through 12 in Easton. Attendees will have the opportunity to marvel at “Aesop’s Fable” and experience firsthand the artistic brilliance of Pati Stajcar. For more information about the Waterfowl Festival, visit waterfowlfestival.org.

Pati is an accomplished sculptor renowned for her ability to breathe life into many different mediums. Her art often depicts stories from nature and the animal experience. To learn more about Pati and her remarkable creations, visit https://waterfowlfestival.org/featured-artist.

Details on ordering a limited edition of the Featured Sculpture can be found at https://waterfowlfestival.org/featured-art-piece.

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