11:45 AM, 2013. Oil on linen; 38 x 58 cm

Blitz saw the potential of the birdhouse's shadow while in New Jersey one cold Sunday morning in December. He rushed for his camera and, under threat of encroaching clouds, quickly framed the image from a distance. He made the shadow the composition’s protagonist with the lifelike hole and the weathered window sill in strong supporting roles.

Private Collection, Italy

 

Red Barn