I became what I tended to want to become

Giclee print of a Sierra Nevada Red Fox pup

Giclee print of a Sierra Nevada Red Fox pup

I became what I tended to want to become while I recovered from a serious back injury, I wasn’t able to do what I usually do. Instead, I became what I tended to want to become:- I became a Science Nerd. I read about topics related to mammals, fish, insects, reptiles, and birds. Speciation, adaptive radiation, size change.. I think it all started with Elizabeth Gilbert’s fantastic novel The Signature of All Things, but I can’t be sure because I’ve read so many more books since then.

“There is a Dutch word, uitwaaien, “to walk against the wind for pleasure.”  Elizabeth Gilbert – The Signature of All Things

I can sense that you are thinking to yourself “that sounds too depressing – we all know what is happening right now” regarding the environment. Yes and no: we do know of the endangering perils for the earth’s creatures and lots and lots of us are trying to make change. Change that protects species, habitat, slows down climate change, and reduces or stops pesticide use. As some smart person said in the 70’s or sometime “Fix the problem, not the blame”.

As an artist and designer I am interested in sharing my sense of appreciation and love for wild things. I do this with and for Soleil, Sky’s daughter and my granddaughter, who is 7. While more or less immobilized, first I painted an albatross chick for her room.  Soleil and I liked the painting so much that next I painted one of the elusive and endangered Sierra Nevada Red Fox pups. Then a California Spotted Owl chick, and on and on. I read about the creatures, fall in love with them, worry about them, and spend much time staring at photos of them in the studio while I paint their portraits. Very very satisfying work.

So, here is our new line of nursery and kids’ rooms art of endangered species babies. Original pastel paintings of sweet baby albatross and fox and and and and owls and bees and turtles (they can be sweet too) for your little ones’ rooms.

Giclee print of a Pacific Harbor Seal pup

Giclee print of a Pacific Harbor Seal pup

 

Categories: Artisan works, Climate change, Design, Eco-nursery, Environment, Green living, Green nursery, Inspirations.

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