This is a larger painting that took some time to complete. While the subject is ostensibly a song thrush, it has multiple layers of symbolism. The essence of the work is the destruction of the natural environment for the benefit (and ultimately the doom) of one species – humans.
The song of the thrush is one of the most beautiful in this country. Once our country was temperate rainforest and the beautiful improvisatory calls of thrushes made it every bit as exotic as a jungle.
The text is from Wordsworth, and it speaks for itself: