Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Bird Tuesday

I've been getting some great entries for the "Bird Week" competition. Keep them coming!

Shaun Tan is an Australian artist and book illustrator and has a fantastic website covered in drawings. His book "The Rabbits" explores racism through metaphor and intricate illustration.

The illustrations from this book inspired me to create the "Paddock "series of work based on the paddock around my home.

The Featured birds for Bird Tuesday are Michael Simon's bird pots. It is hard to find images from this American potter on the web. Michael Simon's birds are elusive and display strong graphic tendencies, making their nests to fill whatever space they find. Initially plain without exotic plumage, I've grown to love these birds for their simple strength.


patrick said...

Great birds! I don't know much about birds, but I once caught a nasty case of dusky thrush...

shannon said...

There is no cure for Dusky Thrush- but if not treated immediately it can lead to the non-fatal Blue Tit.