Description One of my most popular pieces, published in books and used on a variety of licensed merchandise from jewelry to stencils! This original dragon design is leafed onto a cross section of dinosaur bone. Although my lapidary shop had no papers to confirm who's bone this was (they had acquired it from a private collection of someones), you can tell it is some kind of bone when you hold it up to the light, as the light shines through the cells. Whosever bone it was, they certainly died long enough ago that the bone has petrified! :-) It was really strange to work on this piece...the fact that you could see the cells in the marrow was just so neat! Of course, the only right thing to do was to paint a *Dragon* onto the *dinosaur* bone...!
Cari Buziak, Calgary Member Since October 2010 Artist Statement Cari Buziak currently lives in Calgary, Alberta, with one cat, one dog, and one beehive. She enjoys crafting and creating costumes and doing all sorts of creative things like knitting and quilting. In a mix of old techniques (hand made gesso, egg tempera, gold leaf) and new (several Mac computers) she recreates ancient manuscripts in painted and digital form for a wide variety of merchandising and fine art needs.
Idolized artists include Jon Muth, Charles Vess, Brian Froud, Maxfield Parish, and Archibald Knox. Cari had the honor of being invited to Ireland for the summer of 2000, to work as the artist for an archaeology dig. The Ballykilcline Project, centered in Strokestown, Co. Roscommon, gave her the opportunity to reconstruct artifacts by sketching, create promotional paintings of the dig site, and also to further her own research into Celtic art and mythology.
Current and past published works include book illustrations for Interweave Press, Penguin/Pearson Books, Llewellyn Publications, Chronicle Books), designing for Irish Dance dresses, jewelry designs and other commissioned works. Her work has been featured in design magazines and she has had gallery exhibitions in Calgary, Toronto, Indiana, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin, Oregon, Japan, London, and New York. Cari has sold worldwide, and her artwork appears in private collections in Canada, Europe, Japan, and the United States.