Karen Bondarchuk Crows: Scavenging Scavengers

Karen Bondarchuk, assistant professor of art, will be one of about 30 members of Western Michigan University’s Gwen Frostic School of Art faculty and staff who’ll display pieces in the annual art faculty exhibit, which opened on Thursday and runs through Dec. 23. The works will range from oil on canvas and mixed media to sculpture and, well, crows.  Karen originally began sculpting the birds from...

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Raven the Trickster

Raven the Trickster by  Canadian poet Gail Robinson is a collection of myths from the Native Americans of the Pacific North West coast of America and Canada originally published in 1982 and set for re-release this fall (you can also find it in your local library in North America). These are some of the wonderful illustrations for this book by Joanna Troughton. ...

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Alice Richard’s Dreamland

Dreamland is a series from illustrator Alice Richard inspired by the poem by Edgar Allan Poe, intended to accompany the spectacle by the same name played by EidÔloN. As is commonplace with Poe, Crows and Ravens make an appearance throughout the series without having to be intriduced formally by the words. [one_half]By a route obscure and lonely, Haunted by ill angels only, Where an Eidolon, named NIGHT, On a black throne...

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Nichole Yanota’s Brilliant Natural World

Raised in the foothills of the Sonoran Desert, Nichole Yanota was greatly influenced by the brilliance of her natural world; the blossoming cactus a perfect coexistence of the fragile and the fierce. In early life, her drawings rose to the challenge of recording emotions and experiences, and became her voice for expressing ideals. She left the desert for the mountains in 2006 and now resides in...

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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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Featured Artist: Craww

Graphic designer and artist, Craww plies his trade from the fair city of Sheffield in the UK. Craww likes ambiguity. Pretty things in dark places, nasty things masquerading in beauty, hidden stories and happy accidents. He likes skulls, tattoos, crows and melancholic girls with big hands. Combining Photoshop with pencil, paint, way too much spilt ink and whatever else is at hand, he aims to bring...

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