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A Woodthrush Wanders Washington By Charles Bergen Studios LLC


Walter St. & 12th St. SE (Waterjet cut structural aluminum with a powder coat finish.)

Charles Bergen is an Artist and Architect. A native Washingtonian, Charles loves to tell stories with his artwork. As an artist Charles is particularly intrigued by history, community, wildlife, and the human form. His art is figurative and representational. He finds that his varied interests allow him to connect his art to a variety of locations, backgrounds and clients. In order to tell his stories, Charles finds that working in simplified forms that capture the essence of the animal, person or scene depicted readily engages the viewer and connects them with his art. (

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Washington, DC is a wonderful green city with lots of wildlife. I chose the Woodthrush to feature in this artwork as it is the State Bird of Washington DC and I knew nothing about it. A solitary bird, the Woodthrush nests on the ground so is particularly vulnerable to cats that people keep as pets, racoons, foxes, and habitat destruction. The Woodthrush is about midsize between a sparrow and a robin. It is a near-endangered species in fact and I wanted to feature it for that reason. Wood Thrushes are warm reddish-brown above and white with bold black spots on their underparts. Juveniles show a somewhat muted version of the same pattern. All have a bold, white eye ring.

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