I created this piece to enlighten and challenge the viewer on a number of levels. In a purely physical sense, it depicts the age-old adage we were taught in school, “for every action there is an equal an opposite reaction”. As the green kingfisher pushes away from its perch, it propels the books in the opposite direction. Simple enough, right? You push on something and it loses its balance. On a deeper and more metaphorical level, the sculpture is expressing how each of our actions has its associated consequences. As it applies to our wildlife and their environment, we need to be more mindful of the impact we’re creating on our natural world, in both positive and negative ways. Whether inadvertently (or in some instances with full knowledge) we have disrupted (and are continuing to disrupt) the precarious balance in nature. My wife, Loti, and I are trying to become better stewards of our natural world and be more thoughtful and considerate in our actions and behavior. We all need to keep reminding ourselves that our actions have their associated consequences. That, plain and simple, is a fact of life.