DescriptionA flock of Canadian geese enjoy a peaceful autumn day in their own private sanctuary. These beautiful birds are a common sight here in northern Ohio. I've been fortunate to be able watch these birds go from egg to fully grown. They inhabit many areas along our downtown shoreline, much to the dismay of the folks who have to clean up the sidewalks. They were here first and return to what they consider home year after year. Our buildings provide them shelter, our nicely manicured lawns provide them with a convenient food source and the puddles in the road after a rain are a fantastic place for them to wade. They have adapted to our invasion of their territory quite well I think. I just watch my step while on walks downtown it's worth a little inconvenience to be so close to nature.
Shawna Rowe Member Since July 2012 Artist Statement I grew up in a creative family who loved photography, music, art and random hiking adventures. That helped me to develop a love for nature and artistic expression early on. I've never limited myself to one particular medium but I do favor graphic shapes, bold colors and whimsical style. Whatever the medium, I try to include some or all of those elements in my work.
My family has always been a big inspiration and they feature in a series of satirical cartoons that I've done just for fun over the years. Each year I make a new cartoon to celebrate each of my daughter's birthdays. I've also made my own greeting cards for family members over the years.
Lately, I've been making detailed magazine collages. Each one is made of 100% recycled paper cut into tiny shapes and carefully applied much like paint onto canvas. It's an art-form that requires a lot of time and patience but I love this unusual way of creating. Thank you for visiting my gallery!
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