This piece is inspired by a white egret that lived in my old neighborhood for the past several years. Rather than imitating the pristine white color, I decided to create the spirit of the bird in purple and blue. She was crafty and camera shy as running began every time I wanted to capture a closeup for an art study. In constant motion, she would zigzag at a speed that kept me from focusing my zoom lens. It seemed right to show her wild side with random white feathers on top to depict her character.