Thomas Horn
Venture Beneath the Canopy

Plate-billed Mountain Toucan

The Encounter

This is one of four mountain toucans and can be found in Ecuador. This sculpture illustrates the true side of a toucan, its ferocity. Toucans are very intelligent and will eat just about anything they can swallow. My visit to the rainforest exposed me to many types of animals and I felt the conflict between a tarantula and this toucan would make an interesting composition.

Copyright © 2007
26" x18" x 18"