Janet Essley is the creator of Red Knots: A Cultural Cartography of a Migratory Bird's Annual Journey. In the Cartography, she maps the migration routes and natural history of this amazing sandpiper, through styles of art native to the places that are critical for their survival.

"Endurance" depicts the multi-day, non-stop flights of Red Knots from Brazil to Delaware Bay during their northern migration. This painting celebrates the style of Brazilian folk artist José Francisco Borges. The entire Cartography can be seen on the website: www.theredknotsproject.org

Janet Essley, acrylic on paper © 2016