Aves Artiste: Anne-Julie Aubry

Anne Julie Aubry is a French artist and illustrator who's work depicts dark whimsy with a humble self portraiture. Crows and blackbirds appear often in her paintings, inspired by her personal environment, childhood, and dreams. She is a distant dreamer, a sleepwalker on the lookout, a traveller from the shadows who loves labyrinths and unanswered enigmas, fairy tales and girls with white socks. At night, her heroines...

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Damien Hirst – Crows on Exhibition

Damien Hirst is known for his macabre twist on modern art and taxidermy who rose to fame very quickly in the last decade. His cross-sected horse was featured in the film 'The Cell' and  he had a medicinal pink canvas covered in (probably rare) butterflies sell for over 2 million dollars at a New York auction, drawing criticism about his actual artistic merit.   In spite of...

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Obscured by Light – Remains of Winter

"The Remains of Winter" by Polish photographer Obscured By Light documents local corvids killed by the cold weather, hunger or thirst, during one of the most bitter winters in the last twenty years. The birds were everywhere, and among the chilling landscape of frozen playgrounds. This post explores the shadows of our winter past, so that we may shed them in favor of the spring...

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The Electrical Avian Mercenary

Ryan Abegglen is clever, talented, but most of all hilarious. His sharp design hits on the subtle nuances in our animal friends that can be the most unpleasant and makes them adorable.  If you survived Monday of this week, we hope this makes your Tuesday that much better. "It's generally believed that I began speaking in complete sentences when I was only seven minutes old, immediately demonstrating...

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GothicCrow – Etsy Spotlight

"I always had photography in my life. My dad was a professional photographer and we grew up with a dark room in the basement and a studio in our living room. It just feels natural to be working with photographs. I use both film and digital cameras and my computer acts as my dark room. I have sold my pictures at art fairs, stores and on...

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Fiona Messer – Recycled Crows

Fiona Messer is a Scottishmised media artist and illustrator who combines her love of history, medieval studies, books and book making with her love of calligraphy  and photography. She has a special soft spot for crows, which show up repeatedly in her work. "For many the common crow is just a pest. We hardy seem to notice them, but they notice us. They are wary and...

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Audrey Kawasaki – Karasu no Jyou

The themes in Audrey Kawasaki's work are contradictions within themselves. Her work is both innocent and erotic. Each subject is attractive yet disturbing. Audrey's precise technical style is at once influenced by both manga comics and Art Nouveau. Her sharp graphic imagery is combined with the natural grain of the wood panels she paints on, bringing an unexpected warmth to enigmatic subject matter. Audrey updates her online...

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