DescriptionOriginal drawing of a Squirrel Glider.The Squirrel Glider, not to be confused with the flying squirrel, is actually a nocturnal gliding possum. Thought to be extinct in South Australia since 1939, genetic tests confirmed their continued presence. They are an Australian species and are classified as near threatened. Their natural predators include dogs, cats, foxes and owls. Humans are also a big threat for clearing and breaking up their natural habitats. They make their homes in dry sclerophyll forest and woodlands in south-eastern Australia. In Queensland they occupy wetter eucalypt forest. An unusual critter to be sure.
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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