[This is an excerpt from Allie Leach’s “Birds on the Border” article from the Tucson Weekly. Please visit their link for the whole article]

San Francisco-based artist David Tomb has loved birds since he was a young boy.

“I grew up in Oakland, Calif., and had some friends who were bird-watchers,” he said. “So we used to go out and look for owls and hawks.”

Tomb said he was also interested in art at the same age—so it’s no surprise that he became intrigued by bird artists. It’s also no surprise that winged creatures are the theme of his current exhibit, Borderland Birds, now showing at the Tucson Botanical Gardens’ Porter Hall Gallery.

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