I thinks this will really be my blog. On being a Bower Bird. And what is a Bower Bird you may ask? Well….it’s a bird from somewhere in South America (I think…I will have to check that out later) that is creative and artistic to attract it’s mate and to deter it’s adversaries. It uses visual trickery to entice it’s female counterparts.
By foreshortening the visual impact of the depth of it’s bower, or nest, it creates the illusion of a vast, expansive bird mansion–but in reality it is actually not as large as it appears.
Because I am blind in one eye I have no depth perception, visually I am not so interested in this aspect of being a bower bird. However I love shiny, colorful and sparkly objects just as much if not more than any bower! Objects may not distract me visually, but mentally and emotionally they do the job.